Victoria Global and The Soho Loft Conferences support EBAN’s TBLI CONFERENCE™Asia held in Singapore on April 29-30, 2015
The TBLI CONFERENCE™ Asia 2015 was a one and a half day event held at the INSEAD Asia Campus located at Ayer Rajah Avenue, 138676 Singapore. Organized by the Triple Bottom Line Investing (TBLI), the conference attracted institutional #investors, asset management firms, #academe, #philanthropist and non – government organizations who are active in the social investing front.
David Drake, Founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital, The Soho Loft Media Group and Victoria Global, says “I believe that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) components should be taken into account when evaluating investments, for these provide long term gains.”
The conference had 2 keynotes, 2 roundtables, and about 13 workshops. Among the topics discussed were: “The Role of Impact Investing in Private Wealth Management – Trends and Developments in Asia”, “Climate Change: Redefining Investment Strategies and Harnessing Opportunities”, “Trends in ESG Integration”, “Impact Investing: Engaging Clients in Private Wealth Management”, “Approaches to Impact Measurement”, “Venture Philanthropy and Impact Investing: How to create sustainable and scalable impact”, “Investing in Sustainable Energy Production and Energy Infrastructure”, “Impact Investing across asset classes: case studies from Asia”, “Sustainability & Risk Management”, “Managing Climate Change Risks for Investors”, “ESG Analysis and Reporting”, “Green Bonds”, “ESG Analysis and Reporting”, and “Entrepreneur Salon: Social Entrepreneurs Pitches”.
The speakers in the conference included:
Andi Taufan Garuda Putra – Founder & CEO of Amartha Microfinance in Indonesia
Bernard Fung – Head of Family Office Services and Philanthropy Advisory Asia Pacific – Credit Suisse in Singapore
Daniela Herrmann – Chairman & Founder of Topan AG in Switzerland
Edwoud Goudswaard – CEO of ASN Bank NV – The Netherlands
Emily Chew – Vice President, ESG Research of MSCI Inc. in Hong Kong
Fernanda de Lima – Director of Private Equity in Developing World Markets of Singapore
Gerard Villoria – Founder of GerWeiss in the Philippines
Hardik Shah – Sector Manager at ESG Research in Sustainalytics, Singapore
Isaiah Schulze – Principal at Schulze Global Investments in Singapore
Jack Kneeland – Managing Director, Energy & Infrastructure of AWR Lloyd in Thailand
Jiang Lei – ESG and Supply Chain Data Analyst of Bloomberg LP in Singapore
Leonie Schreve – Global Head Sustainable Lending of ING The Netherlands
Mani Kishore Vajipeyajula – Founder of Banyan Nation in India
Marie Erikson – Director of Eco Regions Indonesia
Samantha Sutcliffe – Principal at Green Bonds Asia & Middle East, SEB in Sweden
Shinya Tsujimoto – CEO of Nippon Life Global Investors Singapore Limited in Singapore
T. David Hodgkinson – Senior Advisor, Regional & Sustainable Development Department of ADB – Thailand
Yoshiyuki Arima – Lead Financial Officer and Representative from Japan – The World Bank Treasury Wai-Shin Chan – Director Climate Change Strategy, Asia-Pacific – The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
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Partners for the event included University of Amsterdam, Norwegian Business School, Hult, INSEAD, Carbon Neutrality, Copenhagen Business School, and ASN Bank, a silver sponsor. Media partners included: @lliance, RealLeaders, Corporate Knights, Invest with Values and Eurekahedge. Network partners included: EBBF, AVPN, Emerging Markets ESG, R20 Regions of Climate Action, Asria, Kosit, Asean CSR Network, Hub Singapore and Responsible Investment Banking and EBAN. For the cocktails, it was sponsored by Asia Capital Enterprises and City Developments Limited. VietNam Holding sponsored the badge.
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