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Synopsis

EuroCham Singapore is organising a webinar focused on sustainable finance to enhance the understanding and implementation of sustainable finance practices among banks, funds, and firms in the Southeast Asia region through strategic collaboration among 9 EuroChams in the region. This session is designed to leverage the chambers’ deep knowledge and extensive networks to foster dialogue and share insights on emerging trends and challenges in sustainable finance, both in Southeast Asia and Europe.

Attending this webinar will provide you with valuable insights into:

  • Integration of ESG factors into investment frameworks in Southeast Asia and European markets, illustrated by techniques and success stories
  • Emerging regulatory trends and financial instruments supporting sustainable development
  • Technological advancements in sustainable finance, with a comparative analysis of tools and applications enhancing efficiency and transparency between European and Southeast Asian markets

 

Programme

3.50 pm    Webinar Waiting Room Opens
4.00 pm    Welcome Remarks by Ms Eva Vincetic, Advocacy Manager at EuroCham Singapore
4.05 pm    Opening Remarks by Mr Giando Zappia, Chairperson of Sustainable Finance Sector Committee at EuroCham Vietnam and Co-founder and President at AQUILA
4.10 pm    Keynote Presentation by Mr Martijn Hoogerwerf, Head of Sustainable Finance APAC at ING
4.17 pm    Keynote Presentation by Mr Gavin Adda, CEO at Peak Energy (a Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners company) and Co-Chair or EuroCham (Singapore) Sustainability Committee
4.24 pm    Keynote Presentation by Mr Martijn Hoogerwerf, Head of Sustainable Finance APAC at ING
4.31 pm    Panel Discussion moderated by Mr Giando Zappia

  • Mr Martijn Hoogerwerf, Head of Sustainable Finance APAC at ING
  • Mr Gavin Adda, CEO at Peak Energy (a Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners company) and Co-Chair of EuroCham (Singapore) Sustainability Committee
  • Mr Noah Beckwith, Head of Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing at 888 Advisory Associates

5.10 pm    Live Q&A
5.30 pm    End of Webinar

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.

 


 

Speakers and Panellists

Mr Gavin Adda
CEO
Peak Energy (a Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners company)

Gavin Adda is the CEO of Peak Energy, a renewable energy independent power producer with operations across Asia. Peak is wholly owned by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners which has over USD 57 Bn AUM making it one of the largest infrastructure investors globally.

Previously, he was CEO of TotalEnergies Renewables Utility Scale (Asia) and Distributed Generation (Asia) which was formed when he sold his start-up to TotalEnergies. It subsequently became the largest B2B-focused renewable player in the region before being merged with ENEOS to form a USD 2 Bn joint venture.

Based out of Singapore, Gavin is also a Board Director of Lindström Group and Co-Chair of the Sustainability Committee at the European Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to TotalEnergies, Gavin founded several start-ups in the renewable sector. This includes Cleantech Solar, one of the largest developers in India, now partly-owned by Shell and Keppel. At REC Solar, he ran several departments and sold the company to ChemChina for USD 640m (the largest solar M&A deal in ’15).

Previously, he had various management roles in Samsung Group. This included developing, constructing and financing a USD 1 Bn portfolio of utility-scale solar projects and launching a JV with one of the largest, independent solar developers in the US.

Gavin has an MBA from INSEAD and a Master’s Degree from Cambridge University.

 

Mr Martijn Hoogerwerf
Managing Director
Head of Sustainable Finance APAC
ING Bank

Martijn Hoogerwerf is Head of Sustainable Finance APAC at ING. Based in Singapore, Martijn joined ING’s Sustainable Finance team in 2019 with over 10 years of experience in the sustainable finance markets, where he took on a variety of climate-related investment and advisory roles during this period.     

Prior to moving into the environmental finance space, Martijn spent over eight years in structured finance and strategy roles at Fortis/ABN Amro and focused on expanding its wholesale banking activities in Asia. He moved to Hong Kong in 2006 as part of his tenure with Fortis. 

Martijn brings a unique blend of commercial banking knowledge, sustainability expertise, and APAC experience. He has been instrumental in ensuring Sustainable Finance is front and center in client facing functions, securing leading mandates, and driving the growth of ING’s Sustainable Finance activities in APAC. Under Martijn’s leadership, ING has won multiple Sustainable Finance awards, including ‘Best Transition/Sustainability Linked Loan in APAC’ award by Global Finance in 2024. 

He is Chairman of ING’s APAC Sustainable Finance Forum, a member of ING’s Sustainable Finance Management Team and Sustainable Finance Quality Board.

Martijn holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona/Spain and an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

 

Mr Noah Beckwith
Head of Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing
888 Advisory Associates

Noah Beckwith is an impact investment specialist focused on inclusive business, social and environmental fund management, development impact assessment and emerging-markets private equity. He is Head of the Sustainability and Impact Investment Practice at 888 Advisory, headquartered in Singapore, and the Senior Impact Specialist at Double Delta, having led the design of the Asia Impact Investment Fund series. The Asia Impact Investment Funds I and II deploy risk capital of US$1-US$10 million across South-East Asia and China, with a focus on agriculture, education, healthcare and access to finance. Other current mandates include advising the Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s office in Barbados on climate and other SDG-focused investment vehicles, and designing a pastureland regeneration fund for the steppes of Mongolia, northwest China and Central Asia. He is an adjunct professor at the Social Finance Department of New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, and has taught at Yale, the Marshall School at USC and St Gallen University, Switzerland.

Prior to working independently, Noah led fund structuring, development impact assessment and business principles (ESG) at Aureos Capital, a global SME private equity fund manager. Previously, he spent two years with the Commonwealth Development Corporation, and four years with the Economist Group as a Senior Economist for the Africa/Pacific regions of the Economist Intelligence Unit, contributing regularly to the Economist newspaper on African and Asian affairs.

Noah graduated from Oxford University with an MA in English and Modern Languages, and from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Development Economics and a Diploma in International Relations. He has advised many clients on impact investment and private equity funds, including the World Bank, Asian, African and Inter-American Development Banks, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation, Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild (Paris/Geneva), Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, the Wolfensohn Capital Group, DFID and FMO, among many others. In 2018, he published Inclusive Business Financing: Where Commercial Opportunity and Sustainability Converge, sponsored by a major Swiss financial institution, ADB and the Swedish government.

Moderator

Mr Giando Zappia
Chairperson of the Sustainable Finance Sector Committee at EuroCham Vietnam
Co-founder and President at AQUILA

Giando specialises in renewables investment, fintech development and policy dialogue. He opened Enel’s offices in Indonesia and Vietnam and founded AQUILA.is and chairs the Sustainable Finance Sector Committee of Eurocham Vietnam.

 


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The organisers reserve the right to change the programme content without giving prior notification or any reasons thereof.