AVPN Webinar: Impact Investing in a Post-COVID World: ESG Trends, Measurement & Analysis Across Asia-Pacific

Event details
  • September 23rd, 2020, 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Country: Online, Hong Kong SAR China


AVPN Webinar: Impact Investing in a Post-COVID World: ESG Trends, Measurement & Analysis across Asia-Pacific

Wednesday, 23 September
1:00 – 2:00 pm BST | 8:00 – 9:00 pm HKT | 8:00 – 9:00 am EST

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While the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that there is an upcoming shift to rethink sustainability practices, business models, and investment priorities. With ESG standards being one of the most powerful and globally recognized tools to advance progress in sustainability, it is critical to ensure that we are well-positioned to integrate ESG in our current context.

As businesses, investors, asset managers, and philanthropists put more emphasis on the social aspects of ESG and explore thematic investing, what are the emerging trends under this new reality? Which risks and opportunities unique to the Asia-Pacific region must we pay attention to? How can different industries best integrate ESG into operational and supply chain management processes for the most effective results?

This webinar will share best practices from Moody’s on ESG measurement and analysis, particularly the frameworks developed by Moody’s Investors Services and Vigeo Eiris. Convening key stakeholders from various sectors across the globe, this webinar aims to build collaboration that crosses industries and geographies for a holistic approach to manage sustainability risks and opportunities through business policies, practices, processes and investing.

This webinar will discuss:

  • Current and upcoming ESG trends, risks, and opportunities across Asia-Pacific in a post-COVID context
  • Recommendation of how to analyze and advance operational resilience and ESG at a corporate and supply chain level
  • Recommendations for next steps from a sector and thematic investing perspective
SPEAKERS
Rahul Ghosh
Senior Vice President – Global Emerging Markets
Moody’s Investors Services

Rahul is the senior vice president in Moody’s Credit Strategy & Research team. In this capacity, he is responsible for the origination and publication of thematic research on global emerging market (EM) credit trends. In addition, Rahul leads Moody’s EM outreach strategy with market intermediaries and other relevant institutions both in EMEA and globally. He is a member of Moody’s global EM steering committee and global credit council.

Anna Zubets-Anderson
Vice President – Risk Assessment
Moody’s Corporation ESG Solutions Team

Anna is the Vice President – ESG Analyst at Moody’s ESG Solutions Group. Anna’s work is focused on establishing thought leadership in sustainable finance markets. Anna supports the development of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research at Moody’s and represents the firm at conferences and in conversations with investors, media, standard setters and the academic community.

Keeran Gwilliam Beeharee
Executive Director, Vigeo Eiris

Keeran is the Executive Director for Market Access at Vigeo Eiris, an Affiliate of Moody’s. In this role, he oversees the Agency’s Institutional Relations, Strategic Marketing and Communications functions. Through the outreach and interactions that he steers with different market participants, he works across the Vigeo Eiris organisation to support product innovation and thought leadership with a specific focus on social issues.

MODERATOR
Martina Macpherson
Senior Vice President, ESG & Engagement Strategy
Moody’s Corporation ESG Solutions Team

Martina is the Senior Vice President, Strategic ESG Engagement & Partnerships, at Moody’s, and President of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets. She has held a number of ESG and innovation leadership roles including Head of ESG Index Products at S&P DJI, Managing Director of Sustainable Investments Partners Ltd. and Vice President of ESG Solutions at MSCI.

PARTNERS