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Synopsis

Sustainability imperative has arrived and is gathering pace for the corporations, especially the financial services industry. Stakeholders expect banks to use their influence to drive the decarbonisation of businesses and societies, through reducing not only their own emissions but also the emissions of their customers.
There is a shift towards looking beyond “classic” financial and economic indicators to a broader set of ESG metrics for measuring success.
 
In this webinar, our panellists will discuss:

– There are many frameworks such as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), SASB, CSDB, CDP, UN’s Sustainable development goals, PRI etc. How to choose the right framework and report the metrics that matter whilst avoiding greenwashing
– Challenges faced in sourcing good quality ESG data and converting it to insights to drive business decisions.
– Role of ESG performance in identifying areas of value creation and glaring red flags from an investment perspective

 

Programme

2.45 pm Webinar Waiting Room Opens
3.00 pm Opening Remark by Federico Donato, President of EuroCham
3.05 pm Presentation by:
 – PC Chakravarti (Accenture)
 – Walther von Schultzendorff (Arabesque S-Ray)
3.25 pm Moderated Panel Discussion and Q&A by PC Chakravarti (Accenture)
– Paul Milon (BNP Pariba Asset Management)
– Michael Woolley (Eastspring Investments)
– Walther von Schultzendorff (Arabesque S-Ray)
– Bratin Roy (TÜV SÜD South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa)
3.55 pm Closing Remarks by Greg Huguet, Chair of EuroCham’s Financial Services Committee

 

Speakers

 

PC Chakravarti
Managing Director, Banking Lead SEA
Accenture
 
PC Chakravarti is a Managing Director within Accenture Strategy & Consulting, leads Accenture Banking practice in Southeast Asia and is a member of Accenture’s Global Banking Strategy Leadership. With almost 25 years of experience across strategy consulting, digital transformation and as a senior banking executive for a top tier global bank, PC has delivered C-level strategic plans and executed strategic initiatives across Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking and Digital across North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
 
He also leads Accenture Green Finance practice in APAC and leads the design and product roadmap of the ESG 360° solution platform which delivers the best of Accenture’s ESG strategy, data & analytics capabilities to financial services, large corporates, regulators and government clients.
 
PC has an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

 

Walther von Schultzendorff
Director, Advisory & Bespoke Solutions
Arabesque S-Ray
Frankfurt, Germany

Walther von Schultzendorff is a director handling tailored S-Ray solutions for corporate and institutional clients. In his role, Walther focuses on advising clients on the integration of sustainability data within transactions and deal services (e.g. due diligence). Prior to joining Arabesque, Walther worked for five years in Deutsche Bank’s Infrastructure & Energy team, advising, structuring and financing global projects with a consolidated value of €9bn+ with 1,500MW+ of renewable energy developed. He began his career working for two years for the global logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel in Hong Kong. Walther holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona and a BSc in Economics from Maastricht University.

 

 

Panellists

Paul Milon
Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific
BNP Paribas Asset Management Hong Kong

Paul Milon joined BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) in January 2008 and has more than thirteen years of experience in the asset management industry. In his current position, he leads BNPP AM’s stewardship activities in the Asia Pacific. This includes direct corporate engagement and proxy voting, working with policymakers on key issues relating to sustainable finance and investment, and representing BNPP AM in key investor ESG networks. Paul works closely with the Asian investment team to better integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria in investment decisions, including through engagement with portfolio companies. He is the co-chair of the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) Engagement & Policy working group.

Prior to that, Paul held various positions within BNP Paribas Asset Management in Hong Kong and Paris. As ESG Specialist, he successfully established our Sustainability Centre’s presence in Asia. Before that, he was a senior investment specialist within our Fundamental Active Equities teams. In this role, he oversaw the strong growth of BNPP AM’s Indian equities capability for international clients. Paul was also responsible for consultant relations in Asia, and launched and managed the award-winning BNPP AM Investment Academy in the region. Before relocating to Hong Kong, he worked as an ESG analyst in the Sustainability Research team in Paris.

Paul holds a Master’s in Management with a major in Entrepreneurship from the EDHEC Business School in France. He is a SASB FSA (Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting) Certificate holder.

 

Michael Woolley
Director, Sustainability
Eastspring Investments

Michael Woolley joined Eastspring Investments in August 2007 and leads our sustainability journey. Michael has lived in Singapore for over 17 years.
 
Over the past seven years, Michael has been deeply involved in developing Eastspring’s ESG policy formation and the ongoing implementation of Eastspring’s Responsible Investment Framework and Governance Structure.

This involves building a collective understanding of sustainability through collaboration and engagement across the Group.

Previously, Michael was embedded within the Equity team and represented the investment business as the communication bridge, responsible for articulating all aspects relating to the team’s investment edge. 

Prior to joining Eastspring Investments, Michael worked at Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Limited and held roles in institutional relationship management and product management in Asian equities. Prior to that, he worked at ING Australia as Account Manager, Corporate Superannuation. 

Michael has 23 years of financial industry experience. 
 
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Science (Economics) from the University of New South Wales, Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. 

 

Bratin Roy
Head of Industry Service
TÜV SÜD South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa

Bratin Roy is responsible for TÜV SÜD’s Industry Services businesses and operations in the South Asia region including India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and ASEAN region including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. As a head of Industry service, he is leading 4 multidisciplinary business units i.e Power & Systems; Chemical, oil and gas; Steam & Pressure; and Environment services to achieve the strategic objective and targets of the region. In addition, He is also responsible for the operation of two global competency centres of the TÜV SÜD group focusing on conventional power plant consultancy and supply chain service.

Mr Roy is working with TUV SUD for the last twelve years. Prior to this appointment, Mr Roy was working with leading energy and environment consulting firms in India focusing on energy, environment, corporate sustainability, power and utility strategy management as business and operation lead. He also worked as a consultant for the various multilateral funded projects under Work bank, Asian Development Bank, KFW, United Nations.

Mr Roy holds a Bachelor degree & Master diploma in Chemical and Safety Engineering respectively. In addition, he also holds an MBA in Public System Management.

 


 

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