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 November 5 during what will no doubt be an informative and timely Hubbis Digital Dialogue.

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 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 recognise also 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.  

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3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

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Mark Smallwood

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Hardik Shah, CFA

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Yash Mishra

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  • 15.00pm

    ESG – its Growing Impact and Reach in Asia

    • What is ESG investing and how has it evolved across the globe?
    • Does ESG investing only improve the conscience, or the investment returns as well?
    • What are the key ESG criteria?
    • 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?
    • Does ESG cover only the world of equities or fixed income/debt as well?
    • What are green bonds?
    • Why China/Asia Green Bonds (vs Global)?
    • Opportunities from China onshore vs. offshore
    • How can Asia’s private clients access ESG investments – by individual stock, through funds, ETFs, DPM mandates, or how?
    • 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?

    Moderator

    Mark Smallwood

    CEO

    Rapier Consulting

    Speakers

    Hardik Shah, CFA

    ESG Practice Lead

    GMO

    Arjan de Boer

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

    Indosuez Wealth Management

    Jean-Louis Nakamura

    Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific - Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong

    Lombard Odier

    Adeline Tan

    Head of Investment Advisory

    Mercer

    Yash Mishra

    Managing Director, Head, Private Clients

    Taurus Wealth Advisors

    Grace Ng

    Director - Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income and Cash Management

    Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong)

  • 16.00pm

    Webinar Ends

Nov 5

ESG – its Growing Impact and Reach in Asia

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

Speakers

Adeline Tan

Mercer

Mark Smallwood

Rapier Consulting

Hardik Shah, CFA

GMO

Yash Mishra

Taurus Wealth Advisors

Arjan de Boer

Indosuez Wealth Management

Grace Ng

Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong)

Jean-Louis Nakamura

Lombard Odier

Nov 5

ESG – its Growing Impact and Reach in Asia

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT

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Nov 5

ESG – its Growing Impact and Reach in Asia

3.00pm - 4.00pm HKT/SGT