It is estimated that the managers of one-third of all professionally-run assets globally, equivalent to over USD20 trillion, now use ESG data to drive their investment decisions, and far more than that – an estimated 75% of them today – pay some attention to ESG criteria. As the world’s leading global investors continue to embrace ESG, what progress is being achieved amongst investors in Asia, and specifically are Asia’s private clients jumping increasingly on the ESG express? A fascinating discussion on this very topical subject will take place on March 11.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria aim to help socially conscious investors to screen potential investments. Environmental criteria aim to define how a company performs from an environmental impact perspective. Social criteria define how a company manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities in which it operates. And governance deals with a company’s corporate culture, its leadership, executive and broader compensation, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights. In short, these ESG criteria are used to help investors identify companies with corporate values that they feel comfortable with and therefore that accordingly meet their investment requirements.

Most professional investors today rely on third-party sourced ESG ratings data, and there is no doubt that the collective influence of the providers of such data is set to grow and increasingly influence the decisions of fund managers from sovereign wealth funds through the world’s largest pension funds and all the way down to retail investors, especially these days the HNW and UHNW investors.

ESG is therefore, an increasingly popular investment strategy worldwide. A growing body of research shows that ESG can reduce portfolio risk, generate competitive investment returns. Moreover, ESG investors accept this and also recognise that by supporting sustainable companies, they can make a positive difference whilst harvesting competitive financial returns. This recognition is spreading, and the growth of ESG in both popularity and coverage is almost certain to continue.

Our panel of investment and wealth management experts will analyse the evolution of ESG investing worldwide and discuss what impact ESG investing is having on Asia’s private wealth market today, and what the outlook is for the future. 

Mar 11

ESG – increasingly embraced by Asia’s wealthy

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

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Matthew Tham

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Eugenia Koh

Standard Chartered Bank

David A Smith

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Arjan de Boer

Indosuez Wealth Management

Tim Crockford

Regnan

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    ESG – increasingly embraced by Asia’s wealthy

    • What is ESG investing and how has it evolved across the globe?
    • Are Asia’s private clients jumping increasingly on the ESG express?
    • What impact is ESG investing having on Asia’s private wealth market today?
    • How can Asia’s private clients access ESG investments – by individual stock, through funds, ETFs, DPM mandates, or how?
    • Does ESG investing only improve the conscience, or the investment returns as well?
    • Who measures the ESG criteria, are there viable ESG metrics and ratings, and who is providing them?
    • What ESG indices are out in the market, who provides them?
    • Looking at the investment and impact objectives across the spectrum of responsible capital: SRI, ESG, Sustainable, Impact investing and Philanthropy.
    • Impact case = Investment case?
    • Can Impact investing deliver market beating returns in the long run?
    • Does ESG cover only the world of equities or fixed income/debt as well?
    • Is Asia’s wealth management community rising to the challenge of promoting ETF investing?
    • What about the regulators in Asia, are they helping or hindering this initiative?

    Speakers

    Marc Lansonneur

    Managing Director, Head of Managed Solutions and Investment Governance

    DBS Private Banking

    Arjan de Boer

    Deputy Chief Executive, Head of MIS, Asia Markets, Investments & Structuring, Asia

    Indosuez Wealth Management

    Eugenia Koh

    Head, Sustainable Investing Consumer, Private and Business Banking

    Standard Chartered Bank

    Matthew Tham

    Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management

    BNP Paribas Wealth Management

    Tim Crockford

    Senior Fund Manager, Head of Global Impact

    Regnan

    David A Smith

    Head of Corporate Governance

    Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Mar 11

ESG – increasingly embraced by Asia’s wealthy

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

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Speakers

Marc Lansonneur

DBS Private Banking

Matthew Tham

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Eugenia Koh

Standard Chartered Bank

David A Smith

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Arjan de Boer

Indosuez Wealth Management

Tim Crockford

Regnan

Mar 11

ESG – increasingly embraced by Asia’s wealthy

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

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