Sustainable and ESG Investing: What is the role of the financial community?
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Sustainable investing is gaining ground, moving from the niche to the mainstream. But it is a broad concept, and definitions vary. From green finance, to ethical investing, ESG means different things to different people. As a result, different industries are developing their own standards for environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
The European Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the World Gold Council is organising a seminar to discuss ESG investing and green finance. The seminar will take place on Friday 7th December and will involve a panel discussion followed by Q&A.
Topics covered at this event will include:
– What is green finance and why is it important?
– What is the financial services industry doing to promote sustainable finance and investing?
– Who should take the lead? The industry, national regulators, or global standard setters?
Meet the speakers
Terry Heymann, Chief Finance Officer, World Gold Council
Terry Heymann is CFO, overseeing finance and operations. Terry has broad experience across the gold supply chain. During his time with the World Gold Council, he has led the development of the Conflict-Free Gold Standard, the first industry-led scheme to set out responsible business practices in conflict-affected areas. He has also led the development of the Guidance Note on All-In costs, which has been universally adopted by the gold mining industry to improve the transparency and integrity of their financial reporting. In addition to his role as CFO, Terry also oversees the World Gold Council’s work on standard-setting for the industry. Read the full bio of Terry Heymann.
Eugenia Koh, Head, Impact Investing and Strategic Engagements, Private Banking & Wealth Management, Standard Chartered Bank
Eugenia Koh is Head of Impact Investing and Strategic Engagements at Standard Chartered Bank. In her role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the sustainable investing proposition for clients, alongside driving overall client and employee engagement. As part of client engagement, she runs the Future Global Leaders Programme, developed specifically for the bank’s ultra-high-net-worth next generation clients. Read the full bio of Eugenia Koh.
Yi-Chen, Investment Professional, Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, Sustainability, ING Sustainable Finance APAC
Yi-Chen joined ING Sustainable Finance APAC team in 2017 and have been actively contributing in several landmark transactions in the region, including: China Development Bank’s first international green bond, Macquarie Group’s first green loan aligned with LMA and APLMA’s Green Loan Principles, the first green bond aligned with International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Green Bond Principles and ASEAN Green Bond Standards for Sindicatum guaranteed by Guarantco, the first sustainability performance-linked syndicated facility in Asia with Olam, Singapore’s first syndicated secured green loan with Frasers Property. Read the full bio of Yi-Chen Chiang.
Eugene Ganchev, APAC Head of Trade & Commodity Finance, ABN AMRO
Mr. Eugene Ganchev is ABN AMRO’s Asia Pacific Head of Trade & Commodity Finance with overall responsibility for the bank’s commodities clients across the region leading in deal origination and strategic dialogue.
Starting out his career with Fortis Bank as a relationship manager with the Financial Institutions Group in Brussels, Eugene later joined ABN AMRO’s Energy Commodities team
within Trade & Commodity Finance in Amsterdam. The team helped built the CIS portfolio of energy commodity traders across eastern Europe and increased collaboration with Debt Solutions, Clearing, Corporate Finance and Private Banking. Read the full bio of Eugene Ganchev.
Moderated by Mr Philippe Van Hoof, Managing Director and Head Financial Institutions, Asia, ING Bank N.V., Singapore Branch.
About the World Gold Council
The World Gold Council is the international market development organisation for the gold industry. Its purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership, and be the global authority on the gold market. The gold market has undergone significant change over the past two decades, becoming larger, stronger and more widely understood. The World Gold Council has been a key player in many of the initiatives that have driven that change, such as the liberalisation of the gold market in China, the introduction of a Shari’ah Standard on Gold, and the rapid rise of demand in Asia.