ESG integration into global funds and investment strategies differ due to unique market and regional characteristics. This session will explore global ESG themes through the lens of an Asia regional perspective and examine how both asset managers and companies can take action. How are capital flows changing? What expectations are being set? How do companies respond? Join the conversation to learn more.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Global Head, ESG Investment Strategy
State Street Global Advisors
Nathalie Wallace works closely with clients to develop ESG and climate strategies that are aligned with their specific mandates and adapted to clients’ investment considerations. She coordinates with the ESG research and development, investment research, and management teams to design ESG investment solutions tailored to clients’ needs.
While at Ceres, Wallace worked with institutional asset owners to design and implement ESG principle statements and integration strategies, as well as engagement platforms such as Climate Actions 100+. She leverages her considerable experience in leading research and investment teams to allocate capital to public and private equity investment in emerging markets for global institutional clients, including sovereign wealth and institutional pension funds. She is a trade advisor to the French Government, taught an Impact Investing class at Northeastern University in Boston, wrote several papers on sustainable economic development in emerging markets, and presented research at investment conferences.
Melissa Brown is a partner at Daobridge Capital, a private investment advisory firm, where she focuses on the transition to cleaner energy and opportunities linked to sustainable investments in Asian markets. She works with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis on Asian energy and power market research. Living in Asia since 1988, she analyzed Asian investments for 15 years as a sell-side equity analyst at Barclays and JPMorgan, and as a managing director of research at Citigroup. Brown is a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Takeovers Panel and the HKEX Listing Review Committee, and was previously a member of the UN PRI Advisory Council. She was a Director of Sustainalytics, a global ESG research provider, until its sale to Morningstar in 2020, and has worked with the Asia Corporate Governance Association (ACGA).
Head of APAC Responsible Investment and Governance
APG Asset Management
Yoo-Kyung Park is Asia-Pacific head of the global responsible investment and governance team at APG Asset Management, based in Hong Kong. Her main role is to oversee portfolios and implement responsible investment policies on behalf of APG clients. Asset classes under her responsibility include: listed equities, listed real estate, infrastructure, and private/strategic real estate investments. She covers the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan and Australia, and actively engages with portfolio companies, market regulators/exchanges, and other institutional investors on corporate governance, environmental, and social issues. Prior to APG, she was a securities analyst at international investment banks such as Barings Securities and Salomon Smith Barney.
Director, Group Sustainability
Hendrik Rosenthal supports the senior management in sustainability and climate change-related risk management and advises on sustainability matters of the CLP Group’s power business in the Asia-Pacific region. He is responsible for the Group’s sustainability-related strategy, reporting, and communications.
With 20 years of experience in environmental management across the public, private, and NGO sectors, Rosenthal previously led research and consulting projects in Canada, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
He began his career in natural resource management and environmental policy, through various positions at Canadian government agencies in environment and development. After moving to Hong Kong in 2008, Rosenthal promoted sustainability practices via private sector projects and through policy engagement for industry associations. Prior to joining CLP, he was a senior manager of applied sustainability in Singapore working for a multinational company.
Vice President, Asia-Pacific
Jeremy is in charge of serving and expanding BSR’s member base in Asia and integrating the work there into our global approach.
BSR’s global thought leadership, informed through field work and local implementations, enables us to work with member companies to create innovative sustainable solutions and globalize the sustainability dialogue.
Jeremy has extensive experience in supply chain management, business integration, external communications, government relations and compliance operations. Prior to joining BSR in 2006, he spent more than 10 years on equipment sourcing, footwear production and corporate responsibility for Nike, Inc. He also worked in China for five years as the North Asia Regional Compliance Director, covering sustainability issues in Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines.
Jeremy holds an M.S. in Economic Development from the Patterson School of Diplomacy, and an M.S. in International Commerce from the University of Kentucky.
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