ESH Global: 8th & 9th March 2022

 

ESG Global

 

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Agenda

8th & 9th March 2022

 

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Agenda

ESG Global March 2022

8 March 2022 - Day 1

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GMT Tuesday 8 March 2022
Agenda timings shown in UK time (GMT)
06:00

ESG in 2022 and beyond in APAC
06:00 AM - 06:45 AM

Will 2021 be a watershed year for ESG? What are the key themes driving ESG in Asia? What role does data and technology play in ESG? How should firms tackle ESG so they are not left behind?

Speakers

06:15
06:30
06:45

The Role of Technology in Scaling Impact/Driving Sustainable Finance in ASEAN
06:45 AM - 07:30 AM;

A look at the challenges leading up to ASEAN30

Speakers

07:00
07:15
07:30

Human capital and ESG: A debate on improving the social elements in the economic model
07:30 AM - 08:15 AM

What questions are Global General Partners (GPs) getting from their Limited Partners (LPs) when it comes to action on “S” in ESG? How are GPs and portfolio companies managing their supply chain risk?

Is diversity and inclusion becoming a priority for LPs and how are GPs being held to account? What are the unique challenges Asian GPs face compared to their European and North American peers?

Speakers

07:45
08:00
08:15

Leadership in Action: Nurturing Sustainable Organisations in a Developing Economy Context With Respect To The Environmental Challenges Faced by ASEAN Countries
08:15 AM - 09:00 AM

Currently, developing countries lack a strong framework for social issues, usually because of lack of inclusion and limited regulation. Industrial sectors with low ESG scores are in developing countries as well. Also, hidden compliance risk from environmental crimes and human rights abuses is high in developing countries.

Speaker

08:30
08:45
09:00

Governance Evolution and Emerging ESG Risks in Asia-Pacific (APAC) Markets
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Organisations are increasingly incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in their investment analyses and processes.

However, ESG integration remains in its relative infancy, with investors and analysts calling for more guidance on exactly “how” they can “do ESG” and integrate ESG data into their analysis. This sesison looks at how APAC countries are faring and what the future holds in 2022.

Speaker

09:15
09:30
09:45

A Proactive Approach to Implementing your ESG Strategy
09:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Leveraging lessons learned from decades of ethics & compliance programme implementation. Avoiding the risks of incongruence between external commitments and internal operations and culture. Expanding ethics & compliance risk assessment and management to include ESG risks and opportunities.

Speaker

10:00
10:15
10:30

COP26: Climate trends and implications for companies
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Understand the latest developments in climate action and reporting. Learn how action plans from the COP26 climate conference are likely to impact sustainable investing and requirements of public companies. Discover how to prepare for investor and regulator expectations related to climate issues

Speakers

10:45
11:00
11:15

European Taxonomy Regulation: Getting to grips with the rules
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

EU taxonomy how prepared are companies for new disclosure requirements? How have national regulations helped prepare some countries better than others?

From 1 January 2022 in respect of the climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives; and From 1 January 2023 in respect of the sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources, the transition to a circular economy, pollution prevention and control, and the protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem.

Speakers

11:30
11:45
12:00

Perspectives from Financial Institutionss on climate risk and sustainable finance
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The rise of sustainability as a concept in the financial market has been phenomenal. Investors are increasingly demanding that environmental, social and governance factors be considered in their investment targets. The impact of sustainability in investment and credit analysis and corporate performance has therefore grown exponentially.

The financial market is also called upon to leverage the power of finance to advance sustainability in businesses. Financial market participants are providers of capital and risk transfer solutions. They, therefore, have the opportunity and ability to drive the embrace of sustainable practices among their customers.

Speakers

12:15
12:30
12:45

Governance structures: Effectively making sure senior management is collectively responsible for the integration of sustainability
12:45 PM - 13:30 PM

The transition of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors from concept and investor preference to regulatory requirements poses a challenge to management, particularly with regard to integrating sustainability risk factors into existing Risk Management Frameworks.

In this session we set out some of the practical considerations for managers, when taking a risk based approach to ESG.

Speakers

13:00
13:15
13:30

Closing Remarks
13:30 PM - 13:35 PM

15:35

9 March 2022 - Day 2

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GMT Wednesday 9 March 2022
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14:55

Opening Remarks
14:55 - 15:00

15:00

ESG in the age of cybersecurity
15:00 - 15:45

Cybersecurity has rapidly become a testing tech issue as attacks threaten to bring social chaos and disruption to computers and IT set-ups across the world.

McAfee estimates such attacks cost the global economy more than USD 400 billion annually, giving cybersecurity a prominent place on the agendas of business and government policymakers, but also underscoring its significance for investors who need to be aware of the potential damage to their investments and companies' governance in this area.

Speakers

15:15
15:30
15:45

Practical Steps for ESG: How to embed Social Sustainability and Governance Across A Global Financial Institution
15:45 - 16:30

Understanding your current baseline. Knowing what’s expected. Putting it on your risk radar and developing a strategy

Speakers

16:00
16:15
16:30

Understanding the Digital ethics role in ESG: What does 2022 have in store?
16:30 - 17:15

This panel will look at how assessing a company’s digital ethics, in terms of how they approach privacy, misinformation, online fraud and online welfare can be useful in assessing an organisation’s ESG impact more broadly than current ESG metrics.

The panel of experts will look at the current how digital ethics can be assessed; best practice and what organisations can do better to improving ethics in the workplace and beyond.

Speaker

16:45
17:00
17:15

To what extent has Covid-19 stress tested and emphasised the importance of supply chain and governance variables?
17:15 - 18:00

How will increased focus manifest in terms of expected governance and supply chain reporting?

Speaker

17:30
17:45
18:00

Global regulations – what approach are non-EU jurisdictions taking?
18:00 - 18:45

Overview of global ESG disclosure regulations - with focus on the challenges and potential technological solutions to adhering to regulations. How can regulators and regulations keep up with rapidly changing ESG demands and data? How much should be left to market self-regulation?

How could mandatory disclosure requirements affect companies in the US? Should future ESG disclosures to be made publicly or privately to the SEC? What are the liability complications of forward-looking metric disclosure?

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18:15
18:30
18:45

North America focus on perspectives from Financial Institutions on climate risk and sustainable finance: Understanding how developments in ESG & climate affects the FIs and capital markets
18:45 - 19:30

The rise of sustainability as a concept in the financial market has been phenomenal. Investors are increasingly demanding that environmental, social and governance factors be considered in their investment targets. The impact of sustainability in investment and credit analysis and corporate performance has therefore grown exponentially.

The financial market is also called upon to leverage the power of finance to advance sustainability in businesses. Financial market participants are providers of capital and risk transfer solutions. They, therefore, have the opportunity and ability to drive the embrace of sustainable practices among their customers.

Speakers

19:00
19:15
19:30

Moving beyond climate metrics: Considering how other environmental, social and governance data metrics will mature in 2022 and beyond
19:30 - 20:30

Metrics – are they too qualitative to become quantitative? What further guidance can regulators provide for social, environmental and data governance metric reporting? How can materiality and the link between performance on social metrics and financial performance be tracked?

Speakers

19:45
20:00
20:15
20:30

Closing Remarks
20:30 - 20:35 PM

20:35

Themes

ESG Global March 2022

Technology

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Governance

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Social

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Strategy

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Environment

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Regulations

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