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With growing movement in Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) investments across investors, corporates, and industries in Asia and globally, 2020 will be the banner year of ESG.

 

Nomura’s ESG Conference will deep dive into the ESG trends shaping the upcoming decade and the Asian region. The inaugural forum will bring the latest and exclusive ESG investment insights from leaders and decision-makers in the emerging market, family office, hedge fund, and digital industries. As an invitation-only event, the forum brings institutional investors and companies focused discussions on the latest key drivers in ESG investments.

Agenda

Day 1 - October 21

14:00 – 14:10

Opening remarks

Speaker:

Mr. Rig Karkhanis, Deputy Head of Global Markets; Head of Global Markets, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura

14:10 – 15:00

Panel Discussion: Developing Hong Kong as a regional center for sustainable banking and green finance

Moderator:

Ms. Corrinne Teo, Head of Credit Sales, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura

 

Speakers:

Mr. Kim Chong, Head of Risk Management and Compliance of Exchange Fund Investment Office, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Mr. Wilfred Yiu, Head of Markets, Hong Kong Exchange

15:00 – 15:50

Investor Panel: ESG Investing in Emerging Markets

Moderator:

Mr. Jim McCafferty, Joint-Head of APAC Equity Research, Nomura

 

Speakers:

Mr. Thomas Kwan, Chief Investment Officer & Head of ESG, Harvest Global Investments
Mr. Ronnie Lim, Engagement Specialist, Robeco
Mr. Michael Woolley, Head of Sustainability, Eastspring Investments

16:00 – 16:50

Nomura Greentech Presentation: Beyond the Inflection Point

Moderator:

Ms. Elodie Norman, Head of Senior Relationship Management, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura

Speaker:

Mr. Damien Sauer, Managing Director, Nomura Greentech Capital Advisors, AG

17:00 – 17:50

Nomura Presentation: Developments in Sustainable Financing

Speakers:

Mr. Gordon Youl, Managing Director, Head of DCM Transaction Management, Joint-Head of Corporate Finance, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura

Mr. Jarek Olszowka, International Head of Sustainable Finance, Nomura

 
Day 2 - October 22

09:00 – 09:50

Hedge Fund Panel: Alternative Perspectives from North America

Moderator:

Mr. Dan McNicholas, Global Markets, Head of Capital Introductions, Nomura

Speakers:

Mr. Ari Herman, Partner, Brahman
Mr. Robert Sachs, Head of Business Development, Whitebox Advisors LLC

10:00 – 10:50

Nomura Fireside Chat: Koueki Shihonshugi in a post 2020 World

Moderator:

Mr. Jim McCafferty, Joint-Head of APAC Equity Research, Nomura

 

Speakers:

Mr. CW Chung, Head of Research, Korea, Head of Pan-Asia Tech / Semiconductors Research, Nomura

Mr. Yunosuke Ikeda, Japan Equity Strategist, Nomura

Mr. Ken Takamiya, Japan Banks Analyst, Nomura

14:00 – 14:50

Industry Trends Panel: Investing in Impact

Moderator:

Mr. Ravi Raju, Head of International Wealth Management, Nomura

 

Speakers:

Ms. Helena Fung, Head of Sustainable Investment, APAC, FTSE Russell
Mr. Hannes Valtonen, Compliance Director, Baring Private Equity Asia 
Mr. Karim Ghannam, Co-Founder & Partner, 8F Asset Management

15:00 – 15:50

Hedge Fund Panel: European & North America Strategies

Moderator:

Mr. Max Budra, Head of ESG & Responsible Investment, AIMA

 

Speakers:

Mr. Tony Davis, CEO and CIO, Inherent

Mr. Pierre Lenders, Head of ESG, Capital Fund Management
Mr. Jason Mitchell, Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Man Group

16:00 – 16:50

Nomura Presentation: Using both classical and AI-driven ESG ratings to improve portfolio return/risk

Speaker:

Mr. Tony Morris, Managing Director, Quantitative Strategies, Nomura

17:00 – 17:50

Nomura Presentation: Global policy and regulatory developments

Speaker:

Mr. Andrew Bowley, Wholesale Governance Officer, Nomura

17:50 – 18:00

Closing remarks

Speaker:

Ms. Elodie Norman, Head of Senior Relationship Management, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura

 

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