How is the Finance Industry Helping APAC Transition to Low Carbon Economies

Event Description

The APAC region is home to some of the largest carbon emitters. According to BP’s Review of World Energy, the region emits 52% of global carbon, with China making up 50% and India 13.7% of the region’s emissions. Last year saw the highly publicised COP26 event, during which 26 countries committed to phasing out coal, China and India refrained. The question remains of what the pathway will look like in APAC’s drive to carbon neutrality.

Chitra will be providing an insightful look into the key ESG trends, benchmarking APAC against the world on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. She will also offer insight into how organisations can educate stakeholders and foster internal engagement. This will not only help them incorporate ESG and pricing climate risk into investment decisions and portfolios but develop a holistic strategy to capitalize on emerging trends.

Stewart will paint a picture of what such a transition will look like on the example of an international bank – HSBC and elaborate on the role the private sector will play in this pivot. Furthermore, Stewart will touch on the implications for your clients following this surge in sustainable investment and the future of public-private relationships focusing on government and regulators within APAC.

Both speakers will provide their views of the future trends within APAC as well as answer pressing questions related to internal or client implications and concerns.

Topics Covered

  • The key ESG trends to watch for 2022 and beyond
  • How close APAC is to meeting its target of carbon neutrality by 2050
  • How ESG and sustainable investment is influencing international banks and their clients
  • How organisations can integrate ESG practices and what they need from Government & regulators

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