Asia-Pac ESG Trends & Outlook

November 10-11, 2020

Following the success of the 2020 ISS Stewardship Week & Fall Briefings, ISS ESG is pleased to invite you to its Asia-Pac ESG Trends & Outlook Conference. Join us for four curated sessions on November 10-11, where we will bring together distinguished speakers to discuss key ESG and stewardship themes that will shape the APAC investment landscape over the months and years ahead.

Session 1: What’s Next for ESG in the Insurance Industry?

Moderator: Kasia Zatorska, Vice President, Institutional Sales, ISS ESG

Speakers

  • Dave Jones, Director of the Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment (CLEE) and a Distinguished Fellow at the ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Dylan Bryant, Co-Chair of Insurance Working Group (HKGFA) & Director, Strategic Account Management at Aon
  • Eckart Roth, Chief Risk Officer, Peak Re
  • Sharanjit Paddam, Head of ESG Risk, QBE Insurance Group

The panel discussion will revolve around global initiatives such as the UN Principles for Sustainable Insurance; risk measurement tools in the insurance industry that help mitigate exposure to the effects of climate change; and how prepared the Asian region is for such developments. Join us as an expert panel explores these and other issues related to insurance in Asia.

Session 2: 10 Lessons Learned From 10 Years of Helping Investors Tackle Climate Change

Moderator: Kasia Zatorska, Vice President, Institutional Sales, ISS ESG

Speakers

  • Dr. Maximilian Horster, Head of Climate Solutions, ISS ESG
  • Rebecca Mikula-Wright, Director, AIGCC

In 2010, ISS ESG’s head of Climate Solutions Max Horster started one of the first companies to measure the climate impact on investments. From investment carbon footprinting to climate scenario analysis, from climate-linked proxy voting to climate neutral investments via offsets: over the years, the team pioneered a wide range of today’s leading methodologies and approaches across all asset classes. Max reflects on his learnings from 10 years at the forefront of climate investment research.

Session 3: The Rise of Stewardship in Asia-Pac

Moderator: Bonnie Saynay, Managing Director, Head of Research, ISS ESG

Speakers

  • Kaoru Kobu, Invesco

As an increasing number of responsible investors around the world characterise their approach in terms of stewardship, and policy makers adopt this language to frame sustainable investment initiatives, what does stewardship really mean in an Asian context? Our high-profile panel will discuss the practical applications of stewardship in our region, ranging from voting and engagement practices through to the latest local regulatory developments.

Session 4: Investor Handbook on Modern Slavery 

Moderator: Anna Warberg, Global Head of Norm-Based Research, ISS ESG

Speakers:

  • Clare Bartram, Norm-Based Research Associate, ISS ESG
  • Marta Mancheva, ESG Analyst, ISS ESG

Responsible investors are showing heightened vigilance and strong stakeholder engagement on the issues of modern slavery. Our team of local and global experts explore the issue in an Asian context, with updates on regulatory moves and specific regional and industry exposures.

What’s Next for ESG in the Insurance Industry?

November 10

11 AM HKT | 2 PM AEDT

The Rise of Stewardship in Asia-Pac

November 11

11 AM HKT | 2 PM AEDT

10 Lessons Learned From 10 Years of Helping Investors Tackle Climate Change

November 10

3 PM HKT | 6 PM AEDT

Investor Handbook on Modern Slavery

November 11

3 PM HKT | 6 PM AEDT

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