Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific

5-6 June 2019 | Shanghai, China


The UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific will take place on 5 – 6 June 2019 in Shanghai, China. The event is co-hosted with the Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City Council Green Finance Development Committee (GFDC) and in collaboration with Principles for Responsible Investment.

UNEP FI’s Roundtable is part of UN Environment’s 2019 World Environment Day celebrations hosted by China, under the theme “Air Pollution”.

The 1.5-day event will feature:

  • Investment sessions curated by the PRI, the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment.
  • Banking content featuring the landmark Principles for Responsible Banking
  • A Principles for Sustainable Insurance China market event
  • High-level plenaries and keynotes from regulators, government officials and leaders in sustainable finance.

The event is co-organised by ChinaSIF and is supported by the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, IFC, UK Government, World Wide Fund for Nature.

2019 UNEP FI Asia Pacific Regional Roundtable
5-6 June 2019, Shanghai, China
DRAFT Agenda Outline

08:00- 09:00Registrations and Networking
09:00- 09:30Welcome
Eric Usher - Head of UNEP FI
09:30- 09:45Keynote: Sustainable Finance of the Future
Ma Jun -Chairman, Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking
09:45- 10:55Scenario analysis: TCFD and environmental risk
Plenary Panel

Sasja Beslik -Head of Sustainable Finance, Nordea
Lauren Smart -Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Institutions Business, Trucost
• Moderator: Remco Fischer - Climate Change Programme Lead, UNEP FI
10:55- 11:15Coffee break
11:15- 12:30Financing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement
Plenary Panel

Tsukasa Kanai -Chief Sustainability Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust
Namita Vikas -Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, Yes Bank
Esther An -Chief Sustainability Officer、City Developments Limited (CDL)

• Moderator: Careen Abb - Positive Impact Lead, UNEP FI
Principles for Responsible Investment – Focus on ESG integrationSustainable Banking in APAC
Curated by the PRI, these sessions provide insights into ESG Credit Risk and Ratings, ESG Disclosure in China and ESG integration in the APAC region.
This stream focuses on the role of banks in sustainable development. It examines recent trends in banking and the transition to a sustainable economy.
13:30- 13:40Opening Remarks
Luo Nan - Head of China, PRI
13:30- 14:10Principles for Responsible Banking to transform the industry
Eric Usher - Head of UNEP FI

13:40- 13:50Keynote Speech
Sustainable investment and ESG integration in China
13:30- 14:10Panel Discussion: Principle for Responsible Banking Core Group members and endorsers
Woo Hyuk Park - Deputy President, Strategic Planning Division, Shinhan Bank
Luanne Sieh - Strategic Programme Management and Group Sustainability, CIMB
Tomas Bravenec - Deputy CEO, Golomt Bank

13:50- 15:00ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings14:10- 15:00Harnessing digital innovations in sustainable finance
Panel Discussion

15:50- 15:20Break15:50- 15:20Break
15:20- 16:35ESG Integration in APAC Region
Asset Management Association of China
15:20- 17:35Sustainable Banking in ASEAN: Challenges for ASEAN and non-ASEAN banks
Joint session with IFC and WWF Singapore
16:35- 17:45ESG Disclosure in China15:20 -17:351. State of Play – Regulatory landscape and sustainability of banks
Speaker & Moderator: Wei Yuan, coordinator for the Sustainable Banking Network Measurement Working Group, IFC (confirmed)
• ASEAN Regulatory Landscape - IFC Sustainable Banking Network Progress Report (confirmed)
• WWF Singapore on SUBSA report and regulations assessment framework (confirmed)
• Association of Banks in Cambodia - Cambodia Sustainable Banking Principles (confirmed)
• State Bank of Vietnam (tbc)
• Monetary Authority of Singapore (tbc)

2. Greening the Belt & Road Investment
Moderated by Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking (tbc)

• Greening the BRI investment – Tsinghua University
• China-UK Green Finance Taskforce’s Green Investment Principles –China Development Bank?
• Standard Chartered (tbc)
• BRI host country bank - Kazakstan?

3. Palm Oil
Moderator: Keith Lee. Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager WWF Singapore (confirmed)
• Ghislaine Nadaud, ABN Amro Asia Pacific as Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Financial Institutions Task Force
• [Local FI]
• [Palm oil producer – mobilised by WWF]
17:35-17:45Wrap up and Closing Remarks17:35-17:45Wrap up and Closing Remarks
17:30 -19:00Drinks and Networking Reception
08:30- 09:00Registrations and Networking08:00- 09:15CEO Breakfast
Joyce Msuya -Acting Head, UN Environment
09:20-09:30 Keynote
10:45-11:15Coffee Break
11:15- 12:30Financial centers for sustainability and sustainable finance roadmap developments
Session led by FC4S
High level panel

Jacki Johnson -Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation, IAG on Australian Sustainable Finance Roadmap
• Moderator: Kong Wei -Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City Council Green Finance Development Committee and FC4S
12:30 – 13:30End of UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Asia Pacific
13:30 – 17:00Workshops and Consultations


To make recommendations for speakers and agenda topics, please contact Mustafa Chaudhry.


The Roundtable is free-to-attend, so register now before spaces fill up!

The 2017 Regional Roundtable Asia Pacific in numbers:

To view highlights from 2017, please click here.

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