Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022

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Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022


29 Jun 2022 @ 10:00 am (+8 GMT)
Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022

AICB and the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) co-organised the inaugural Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022 summit on 29 June 2022 @ 10 am. Themed “ESG in a Volatile World: Profit, Purpose or Politics?”, the virtual event presented members with a unique opportunity to hear from experts on sustainable and responsible finance in the ASEAN region and beyond. Besides looking at macroeconomic issues impacting global markets, the Summit featured discussions on the megatrends of 2022 and their effect on ASEAN economies; core challenges for the ASEAN region in financing climate adaptation and mitigation; the role of finance in addressing deforestation and nature-related financial risk in the region, with SDGs as a coordinating framework; the progress on financing the 2030 goals; the emergence of the “S” in ESG, and the importance of leadership and governance in transforming finance. Speakers at the Summit included Jean-Marc Champagne, Head of Environmental Finance & Bankable Nature Solutions Asia Pacific, WWF-Hong Kong; Keith Lee, Senior Analyst, Sustainable Finance and ESG, CICERO Shades of Green, Norway; Dr Theresa Mundita Lim, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, Philippines; Rashyid Redza Anwarudin, Head, Group Sustainability, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, Malaysia; Romie Goedicke, Project & Technical Manager, UNEP FI, Netherlands, and Rafe Haneef, Chief Executive Officer, Group Transaction Banking, Group Chief Sustainability Officer, CIMB Bank Berhad, Malaysia, among others. Click here to view the programme agenda. The summit was attended by over 1,000 individuals.