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APAC Climate Change Progress & Obstacles in 2022
Understand how this impacts sustainable investing
20 January 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM HKT
Overview

COP26 in Glasgow was yet another reminder of the existential threat climate change is to humanity. And as the takeaways emerge following the gathering, the view is that countries continue to fall short of the commitment made at COP21 in Paris in 2015 to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to preindustrial levels. No doubt, more needs to be done.

The role of the private sector was underscored at COP26. The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, which brings together over 450 firms across 45 countries, has committed over US$130 trillion to net zero over the next three decades. Included in that commitment is defining net zero pathways for carbon-intensive industries, identifying and implementing a transition plan for decarbonization in the emerging markets. 

No doubt, the need to catalyze more private capital in support of climate mitigation and adaptation in the Asia-Pacific will be critical in the coming decades. As the world’s factory, home to the two most populous economies, and experiencing rapid urbanization, Asia-Pacific’s energy consumption accounts for half of the world’s total. With 85% of the region’s consumption still coming from fossil fuels, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, energy transition in this region presents obstacles but also plenty of opportunities in the coming years.

The Asset Events+ in association with abrdn, is pleased to be hosting a discussion forum on APAC FY22: Climate Change Progress & Challenges. The forum will share insights on strategies investors use to differentiate their approach to net-zero portfolios across equities, fixed income, and multi-asset, identify the best performing ESG/sustainability strategies.

Agenda
20 January 2022
10:45 AM HKT
Access to webinar opens
11:00 AM HKT
Introduction:

Opportunities and obstacles in APAC climate change: markets & sectors in transition

Danielle Welsh-Rose
Danielle Welsh-Rose
head of the Sustainability Institute, APAC, and ESG investment director, Asia Pacific
abrdn
11:10 AM HKT
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Sustainable investing: Strategies to capture the upside & manage risks in APAC

  • What strategies can investors use to differentiate their approach to net-zero equities and fixed income portfolios considering energy transition issues that still require progress?
  • What are the recommendations for investors who are transitioning their portfolios?
  • How is abrdn’s multi-asset strategy for ESG/sustainability investing different from other multi-asset strategies in the market?
  • Following COP26, in which aspects of energy transition will matter the most for issuers and investors in the Asia-Pacific?
Nicole Lim
Nicole Lim
investment analyst - ESG, fixed income
abrdn
Julien Lepine
Julien Lepine
senior investment specialist, multi-asset
abrdn
David Smith
David Smith
senior investment director, Asian equities
abrdn
Daniel Yu (moderator)
Daniel Yu (moderator)
editor-in-chief
The Asset
12:00 PM HKT
Q&A
12:10 PM HKT
Closing remarks
Donald Amstad
Donald Amstad
global head of client growth
abrdn
12:15 PM HKT
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Opening remarks - Danielle Welsh-Rose, head of the Sustainability Institute, APAC, and ESG investment director, Asia Pacific, abrdn
Opening remarks - Danielle Welsh-Rose, head of the Sustainability Institute, APAC, and ESG investment director, Asia Pacific, abrdn
Panel discussion
Panel discussion
Closing remarks - Donald Amstad, global head of client growth, abrdn
Closing remarks - Donald Amstad, global head of client growth, abrdn
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Group photo of the event