Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific

5-6 June 2019 | Shanghai, China

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The UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific took place on 5 – 6 June 2019 in Shanghai, China. The event was 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, held at the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai in Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, Pudong New District in Shanghai, China, was part of UN Environment’s 2019 World Environment Day celebrations hosted by China, under the theme “Air Pollution”.

Read event highlights and view photos here.

The 1.5-day event featured:

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

We are proud to work with EcoAct to make this event carbon neutral.

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

Master of Ceremonies:
John Pabon - Founder & Chief Advisor - Fulcrum Strategic Advisors

Opening keynote:
Eric Usher - Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
09:30- 09:45Keynote: Sustainable Finance of the Future
Ma Jun -Chairman, Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking
09:45- 10:50At the cutting edge of environmental risk analysis – the TCFD & beyond
Plenary Panel

Yin Hong - Deputy Director, Urban Finance Research Institute, ICBC
Rosemary Bissett - Head of Sustainability Governance & Risk
Lauren Smart - Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Institutions Business, Trucost
Edward Baker - Senior Policy Advisor, Climate and Energy Transition, PRI
• Moderator: Remco Fischer - Climate Change Programme Lead, UNEP FI

10:50- 11:10Coffee break
11:10- 11:30Fire Side Chat - Sustainable Finance Briefing from France

Pierre Ducret - Co-chair of the FC4S Network
• Host: Butch Bacani - Principles for Sustainable Insurance Programme Leader, UNEP FI

11:30- 12:30Financing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement
Plenary Panel

Tsukasa Kanai -Chief Sustainability Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust
Esther An - Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)
Liza McDonald - Head of Responsible Investments, First State Super
• Moderator: Careen Abb - Positive Impact Lead, UNEP FI
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
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- 13:40

13:40 - 13:50
Welcome
Luo Nan - Head of China, PRI

Keynote Speech
Practice of Promoting ESG Investing in China
Yang Ping - Deputy Director, Research Bureau, PBOC
13:30- 14:10Principles for Responsible Banking to transform the industry
Introduction
Eric Usher - Head, UNEP Finance Initiative

Panel Discussion
Yu Jung Yi - Deputy General Manager, Shinhan Financial Group
Luanne Sieh - Strategic Programme Management and Group Sustainability, CIMB
Tomas Bravenec - Deputy CEO, Golomt Bank
Hua Bing - General Manager of the Legal and Compliance Department of Industrial Bank

13:50- 15:00ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings
Li Shi - General Manager of Rating & Bond Market Research Department, China Chengxin International Credit Rating Co., Ltd. (CCXI)
Stella Chang - Head of International Business, Golden Credit Rating International
Jessie Tung - Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service
Promod Dass -RAM Group ESG-Sustainability Analytical Lead, RAM Rating Services Berhad
Gloria Lu - Senior Director & Sector Lead (China), Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
Sifan Ding - Head of Technology of Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd

• Moderator: Carmen Nuzzo - PRI
14:10- 15:00Harnessing digital innovations in sustainable finance
Panel Discussion

Xu Xiuling - Vice President, Credit Ease
Jorge Antolínez Ruiz - BBVA
Kavickumar Muruganathan - Deputy Director, Sustainability, HeveaConnect
Fang Xiaying - Deputy director, Green finance department, Bank of Huzhou
Ling Zhiyong - General Manager, Chujiu Data Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

• Moderator: Yuki Yasui - Asia Pacific Co-ordination Manager, UNEP Finance Initiative

15:00- 15:20Break15:00- 15:20Break
15:20- 16:35












16:35- 17:35
ESG integration across Asia Pacific: risk management, client demand and regulation
Thomas Kwan - Chief Investment Officer of Harvest Global Investments
Mary Leung -Head, Standards and Advocacy, Asia Pacific, CFA Institute
Sau Kwan- President, E Fund Management Co., Ltd
Ronald van Dijk - Managing Director, APG Asset Management
Xiaoyi Huang - General Manager, Hwabao WP Fund

• Moderator: Justin Sloggett - PRI


ESG Disclosure in China
Qin Erwa - Researcher, China Institute of Finance and Capital Markets, China Securities Regulatory Commission
Egon Vavrek - Director, Global Emerging Markets Equities, APG Asset Management Asia
Gabriel Wilson-Otto - Head of Stewardship, BNP Paribas Asia
Margarita Pirovska - PRI/UNEP FI
Chen Yao - General Manager of Branding and PR, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China

• Moderator: Guo Peiyuan - Chairman, SynTao Green Finance, UNEP FI Advisor in China
15:20- 17:35Sustainable Banking in ASEAN: Challenges and Opportunities for ASEAN and non-ASEAN banks
Joint session with IFC and WWF Singapore

1. State of Play – Regulatory landscape and sustainability of banks
Speaker & Moderator: Wei Yuan - coordinator for the Sustainable Banking Network Measurement Working Group, IFC
Sylvain Augoyard - Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager, WWF-Singapore
Zhengwei Lu - Chief Economist of Industrial Bank
Rachana Lay - Deputy General Manager of FTB Bank and Sustainable Finance Committee Chair of the Association of Banks in Cambodia
• By Video- Edi Setijawan - Director of Sustainable Finance, OJK


2. Sustainable Infrastructure
Speaker & Moderator: Cheng Lin - Tsinghua University
Liu Yuan - Deputy Director, Department of Policy Research, International Environmental Cooperation Center (IECO), Ministry of Ecology and Environment, P.R. China
Simon Connell - Head, Sustainability Strategy, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Standard Chartered Bank


3. Palm Oil
Speaker & Moderator: Keith Lee - Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager, WWF Singapore
Ghislaine Nadaud - ABN Amro Asia Pacific, Head of Sustainability Asia Pacific, as Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Financial Institutions Task Force
Tatiana Bosteels - Director, Responsibility for Private Markets, and Head of Responsible Property Investment, Hermes Investment Management
Anita Neville - Senior Vice President of Group Corporate Communications, Golden Agri-Resources
17:35-17:45Wrap up and Closing Remarks
Will Martindale - Director of Policy and Research, PRI

17:35-17:45Wrap up and Closing Remarks
Yuki Yasui - Asia Pacific Co-ordination Manager, UNEP Finance Initiative
17:45 -19:00Drinks and Networking Reception
  
13:30-13:401. Opening remarks

Butch Bacani - Programme Leader, UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI)



13:40-14:102. Introductory presentation: How is the PSI shaping the global sustainable insurance agenda?

Butch Bacani - Programme Leader, UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI)

14:10-15:003. How is the Chinese insurance industry addressing sustainability risks and opportunities?

Cai Yu - Deputy Secretary-General, Insurance Society of China & Vice Chair, China Green Finance Committee
Steven Chang - Deputy CEO, Munich Re Greater China

15:00-15:20Break
15:20-17:204. Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in the Asia-Pacific

• Moderator: Butch Bacani - Programme Leader, UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI)


Opening perspectives:
Franz Josef Hahn - CEO, Peak Re
Karen Tan - Chief Risk Officer, Reinsurance Asia & Head, Risk Management Reinsurance Life & Health, Swiss Re


Guide questions:
• What are key sustainability risks and opportunities across insurance markets in the Asia-Pacific?
• What are examples of good sustainability practices and lessons learned across the following:
- Risk management (risk assessment, risk analytics and modelling, risk reduction)
- Insurance (across lines of non-life and life & health insurance)
- Investment (across asset classes)
- Insurance regulation and supervision
- Sustainable insurance/finance roadmaps in the region (e.g. Australia, China)
• What are practical ways to build Asia-Pacific insurance industry knowledge and capacity on sustainability risks and opportunities across risk management, insurance and investment strategies and practices?
• What role can insurance associations and insurance regulators play in promoting sustainable insurance thinking and practice?
• What are practical next steps to shape the sustainable insurance agenda in the Asia-Pacific?
17:20-17:30Closing Remarks
17:45-19:00 Drinks & networking reception of the UNEP FI Asia-Pacific Sustainable Finance Roundtable
08:30- 09:10Registrations and Networking08:00- 09:00Sustainable Finance Breakfast Briefing (Invitation only)
09:10 - 09:15Welcome
Dechen Tsering - Director, Asia and the Pacific Office, United Nations Environment
09:15 - 09:30Keynote
09:30-10:45Financing clean air
Plenary Panel

Karen Tan - CRO Reinsurance Asia & Head Risk Management Reinsurance Life & Health, Swiss Re
Randall Riopelle - Senior country manager for China, Mongolia and Korea, IFC
CG Lai - CEO of BNP Paribas (China) Ltd.
Priscilla Lu - Managing Partner, DWS

• Moderator: Eric Usher -Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
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
Stephen Nolan - Managing Director, FC4S
Annie Zhou - Director of External Affairs, U.S.-China Green Fund and Deputy Secretary General, Beijing Green Finance Committee
Ge Xingan - President, China Emissions Exchange Shenzhen (CEEX) and Secretary-General of Shenzhen’s Green Finance Committee

• Moderator: Kong Wei - Convener, Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City Council Green Finance Development Committee and Co-Chair of FC4S

12:30 – 12:40Closing of UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Asia Pacific
Kong Wei - Convener, Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City Council Green Finance Development Committee and Co-Chair of FC4S
Eric Usher - Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
Mustafa Chaudhry - Events and Outreach Coordinator, UNEP Finance Initiative
6th June
08:00 - 09:15
Breakfast Briefing on Sustainable Finance (invitation only)
6th June
14:00 - 16:00
Evolution of ESG Risk Management

Registration for this event is now closed

This session offers a technical deep dive into the evolution of ESG management for financial institutions.
The most significant change we are seeing today is the blurring of the boundaries between ESG risks and opportunities. This change comes with a big evolution in ESG management methodologies – For example forward looking scenario-based analysis, use of geospatial analysis and science-based targets. At the same time, the importance of the Equator Principles and traditional E&S systems remain the fundamental basis for starting out ESG management. This is an interactive session where participants are encouraged to exchange their own experiences and journey on this agenda.
Keynote:
Philipp Aeby - CEO, RepRisk

Resource panel
Oki Kondo - Global Project Finance Department, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Ben Ridley -Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited
Su Tingting - Manager, CSR management Division of Legal and Compliance Department, China Industrial Bank
Fang Xiaying - Deputy director of the green finance department, Bank of Huzhou
Yang Ping - Deputy Director, Research Bureau, PBOC

Moderators
Wei Yuan - Coordinator for the Sustainable Banking Network Measurement Working Group, IFC
Simon Connell - Head, Sustainability Strategy, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Standard Chartered Bank

The 2017 Regional Roundtable Asia Pacific in numbers:

To view highlights from 2017, please click here.

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