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In-person roundtable
ESG regulations and frameworks: Implications for asset owners and managers
30 June 2022 | 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Overview

With regulators ramping up environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements, asset owners and managers are reviewing their internal modules and crafting their pathways to integrate sustainability into their investment process. Europe is taking the lead with the implementation of new ESG regulations that provide both benefits and challenges for Asian asset owners and managers. Although ESG regulation in Asia lags behind Europe, the region is catching up fast. In markets like China, the world’s largest emerging market, domestic ESG data disclosure requirements have more than tripled since 2009. And authorities in the Singapore and Hong Kong markets have both set ESG disclosure standards.

Still, for asset owners and managers, challenges remain. Compliance is currently hampered by the lack of a common set of standards and the proliferation of non-standardized ESG data in the market. The publication of the EU-China Common Ground Taxonomy is a step towards enhancing comparability, and the eventual publication of an Asean Taxonomy will provide a common language for sustainable finance across Southeast Asia.

One of the main objectives of devising taxonomies and adopting regulations is to address the problem of greenwashing – the practice of making portfolios appear more sustainable than they really are. Reducing the level of greenwashing is expected to fast-track ESG integration and speed the transition to sustainable investing in a more cost-efficient manner for both asset owners and asset managers.

The Asset Events, in association with BNP Paribas, is pleased to host this in-depth roundtable discussion examining the implications of ESG regulations and frameworks on asset owners and managers.  

Agenda
30 June 2022
03:30 PM
Registration and coffee
04:00 PM
Exclusive discussion
  • How are asset owners and managers defining their ESG pathways?
  • What are the challenges they face in developing ESG guidelines?
  • What strategies do they use to incorporate ESG factors into the portfolio construction process?
  • How do they develop their risk management process to support their ESG frameworks?
David Smith
David Smith
senior investment director, Asian equities
abrdn
Sylvia Chen
Sylvia Chen
senior sustainable officer
Amundi
Nadim Jouhid
Nadim Jouhid
head of investment solutions, Asia Pacific
BNP Paribas Securities Services
Min Axthelm
Min Axthelm
director of investment research
Endowus
Jenn-Hui Tan
Jenn-Hui Tan
global head of stewardship and sustainable investing
Fidelity International
Eric Nietsch
Eric Nietsch
head of ESG, Asia
Manulife Investment Management
Stephen Beng
Stephen Beng
head of ESG strategy
Phillip Capital Management
Thu Ha Chow
Thu Ha Chow
head of fixed income, Asia
Robeco
Daniel Yu (moderator)
Daniel Yu (moderator)
editor-in-chief
The Asset
06:00 PM
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