Net zero high level dialogue for Asia Pacific banks

14 June 2022 | Webinar

The Net Zero High-Level Dialogue for Asia Pacific Banks provides an opportunity for leaders to discuss how to prepare their banks for the transition to a decarbonized economy and explore the enablers to set robust climate targets and identify climate financing opportunities. For the attention of all Chief Sustainability Officers and other sustainability leaders in banks in Asia Pacific, the Dialogue is co-hosted by UNEP Finance Initiative, WWF-Singapore, and Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI), and supported by the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) and the Indonesia Sustainable Finance Initiative.

Many signatories of the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) and Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) have already made climate commitments and are working to address challenges in implementing these. Indeed, it’s a collective journey with banks working together on methodologies, transition pathways for sectors, policy advocacy, and client engagement. On the other hand, banks also need to take their individual journeys, engage internal departments, integrate targets into internal systems and policies, advise clients, and develop commercial strategies to avoid being left behind. Governance, culture, and management decisions will be key to accelerating this agenda, working with different departments, Executive Committees, and Boards of Directors.


  • Opening remarks and overview of climate target expectations
  • Setting the scene for net-zero climate targets
  • Operationalizing Net Zero bank commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement – Net Zero by 2050 through to 2065
  • Accelerating banks’ commitments to decarbonise the global economy (dialogue)
  • Credible net-zero commitments: Setting the stage for climate transition strategies with TCFD (dialogue)


  • Eric Usher, Head, UNEP FI
  • Miyuki Zeniya, Head of Sustainable Finance, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited
  • Seogheon Koh, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Shinhan Financial Group
  • Remco Fischer, Climate Lead, UNEP FI
  • Mashrur Arefin, Chief Executive Officer, City Bank
  • Rosemary Bisset, Head of ESG Risk Management, National Australia Bank
  • Luanne Sieh, Head Group Sustainability, CIMB Group
  • Helge Muenkel, Group Chief Sustainability Officer, DBS
  • (Moderator) Yuki Yasui, Asia Pacific Coordination Manager, UNEP FI
  • (Moderator) Anders Nordheim, Head of Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF Singapore


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