AVPN April Webinar: Building a Sustainable Legacy through Impact and ESG Investing

Event details
  • April 11th, 2019, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Online
  • Country: Online


ESG investing is a holistic approach to investing that incorporates critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decision-making processes.


There is growing evidence that ESG-aligned funds perform at par with benchmark indices. Certain demographic groups such as millennials and women investors are asking for investments that are good for society and the environment, in addition to offering a portfolio return. Asia (excluding Japan), however, has the lowest percentage of ESG investing; less than 1% compared to Europe, Australia and New Zealand where over 50% of investment has an ESG lens.

Through this webinar, three Asia-Pacific investors will share how they have used multiple financial tools within their portfolios, including ESG Investment and impact investing, to maximise social and financial returns.

This webinar is for family offices, endowed foundations, investment committees and institutional investors who wish to explore increasing their social impact and achieving portfolio returns.

About the Speakers
Fumi Sugeno
Senior Officer, Japan Social Impact Investment Fund

Fumi currently develops and leads investments at the Japan Social Impact Investment Foundation (SIIF) with a mission to build Japan’s impact investing ecosystem. Prior to joining SIIF, Fumi was an ESG analyst and a business consultant at the Japan Research Institute supporting Japanese corporations to initiate impact businesses. She also worked as a Credit & Operational Risk Officer at Dexia Credit Local Tokyo Office. She started her career as an International NGO staff working for education in rural China. Fumi holds a BA from University of Tokyo and MA in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Alexandre Vithaya Chhuor
Treis Asia Pte Ltd

Alexandre Vithaya Chhuor joined Treïs in 2018 as Programme Manager coordinating the impact venture activities in Asia and Europe. Treïs is a family group promoting responsible entrepreneurship in order to contribute to a free and fair society. Their venture activities focus on early stage investments in high social and environmental impact projects and businesses. Prior to Treïs Alexandre worked in private investment at a CLMV-focused south-east Asian conglomerate where he supported the portfolio diversification to education, hospitality, agriculture and consumer retail. Alexandre is a French national and holds a masters in Finance from Cambridge University.
Daniel Madhavan
CEO, Impact Investment Group

Daniel Madhavan is the CEO of Impact Investment Group and a long-time leader in Australia’s impact investing movement. He had a distinguished 12-year career at JB Were and Goldman Sachs JB Were, in roles including Chief Operating Officer, Head of NSW and Acting CEO. He was the first CEO of Impact Investing Australia.