Specialty Segment: Eco Money

Specialty Segment: Eco Money

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Rachel Kelly presents a sustainable finance 101 to provide listeners with a better insight and understanding of green finance products on the market and why they are relevant. Eco Money looks at the performance of ESG funds, listing regulations, global regulations for funds and corporates, as well as loans, bonds etc.

In the latest episode of Eco Money

#26: Why HSBC is prioritising investment that support the transition to a net zero global economy
This month, HSBC announced an ambitious plan to prioritise financing and investment that supports the transition to a net zero global economy, citing a landmark opportunity to build a thriving, resilient future for society and businesses. The bank is committing to align its financed emissions – the carbon emissions of its portfolio of customers – to the Paris Agreement goal to achieve net zero by 2050 or sooner.
Guest: Patrice Conxicoeur, CEO and Head of S.E.A., HSBC Global Asset Management Singapore

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#1: Sustainable Waste Investment In China
Investing to improve waste management in China
Guest: Priscilla Lu, Head of Sustainable Investments, China, DWS Asset Management Sustainable Investments

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#2: Sustainability Linked Financial Products
The world’s first sustainability linked capital call facility.
Guest: Martijn Hoogerwerf, Director of Sustainable Finance, ING Bank Asia Pacific

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#3: Sustainability Linked Loans
Guest: Yulanda Chung, Head of Sustainability and Institutional Banking, DBS

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#4: Financing Agricultural Development In SEA
Guest: Grahame Dixie, Executive Director, Grow Asia

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#5: Sustainability Financing For SMEs
Sustainability for SMEs and debunking some of the myths
Guest: Frances Chen, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC

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#6: Greenland Ice Sheet Shrinks by Record Amount and Pushes Up Sea Levels
Guest: Marco Tedesco, Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

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#7: Going Beyond 'One-Off' Sustainability Initiatives
Guest: JD Kasamoto, General Manager, Ricoh Asia Pacific

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#8: CEOs Prioritising Sustainability
Why CEOs are making sustainability a top priority.
Guest: Gerry Mattios, Expert Vice President, Bain & Company

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#9: Sustainability Reporting
Sustainability reporting, listed companies and what investors need to know.
Guest: Professor Lawrence Loh, Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations (CGIO), NUS Business School, National University of Singapore

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#10: Investing in Agri Tech
Agri-food tech investment
Guest: John Friedman, Director, Asia, AgFunder

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#11: Capitaland’s 500 Million-Dollar Sustainability-Linked Bilateral Loan – The Largest In Singapore’s Real Estate Sector
Guest: Mr Andrew Lim, Group Chief Financial Officer, CapitaLand Group

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#12: Impact of COVID-19 on ESG Funds
How ESG funds have been performing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guest: Nadia Humphreys, Business Manager for Sustainable Finance Solutions, Bloomberg

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#13: What Does The Future Hold For Sustainable Supply Chain Finance?
We know Covid-19 has had a huge impact on supply chains, but what does it mean for Sustainable Supply Chain finance?
Guest: Michael Walker, Head of Working Capital Finance, APAC, Finastra

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#14: Are You Ready For Responsible Investing?
How have ESG funds been performing? What should investors look for when embarking on an ESG investment journey? What do the MAS Environmental Risk Management Guidelines mean for the market in Singapore?
Guest: Ms Edris Boey, ESG Practice Lead, Maitri Asset Management

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#15: What Does It Mean To Invest With Purpose?
The current Covid-19 current crisis provides an opportunity to "build back better". That's according to Citi Private Bank. In its half-year review, the bank shared that investors can effect positive change with private capital.
Guest: Julie Koo, Head, Citi Investment Management Sales, APAC

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#16: What Investors Should Look For In An Annual Report When It Comes To ESG
Guest: Alistair Thompson, Director of Asia Pacific Equities, First State Investments

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#17: How Will Covid-19 Change Sustainability Reporting For Listed Companies In Singapore?
Covid-19 has forced many businesses to reevaluate business models and strategies.
This has in turn required a need for listed companies to communicate to investors on material changes as and when developments arise. Going forward, in the latest regulators column, SGX RegCo highlighted what it expects of Sustainability Reporting during Covid-19 times.

Guest: Michael Tang, Head of Listing Policy and Product Admission, SGX RegCo

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#18: The tide is turning for sustainable startups
Earlier this year, the latest edition of The Liveability Challenge (TLC) was launched calling for innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues faced by modern, urban cities. Over 400 participants from 60 countries submitted solutions for a chance to win over S$1 million in grant funding. Find out more about TLC and how sustainable startups can overcome launch hurdles.
Guest: Jessica Cheam, Founder & Managing Director, Eco-Business

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#19: Will sustainability investing still be fully integrated by 2025?
It is now becoming increasingly clear how the environmental impact of companies will play an even bigger role on their financial outlook. This point was highlighted in global asset manager, Robeco’s latest report on equity investing for the remainder of 2020. Find out the latest trends in sustainability investing and what the future holds.
Guest: Fabiana Fedeli, Global Head of Fundamental Equities, Robeco

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#20: Accounting for change
In a new report published by ACCA, Sustainable public finances through Covid-19, three organisations; ACCA, the World Bank and IFAC, are calling for governments to use public sector balance sheets to properly manage their finances through the pandemic, paying attention to their public sector net worth. For some, this means a change in accounting methods from cash to accrual accounting. For finance professionals, this means considering the broader metrics of societal wellbeing and sustainability.
Guest: Alex Metcalfe, Global Head, Public Sector, ACCA

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#21: Green is the new gold: how ESG altruism is a reality
What companies should focus on when paving the way for sustainable growth beyond the crisis. Perhaps, it could be impact-investing, looking beyond self and altruism.
Guest: Rajeev Peshawaria, CEO, Stewardship Asia Centre and former TEDx speaker

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#22: What should Green Bonds be reporting?
In a recent report, Carbon Care Asia asked: how much have green bonds and climate bonds contributed to their stated environmental goals; and has there been adequate attention placed on the social impact of projects funded by green bonds? They found that of the 249 green bonds issued since 2018 - only 26% offered details on how environmental impact was identified in their project evaluation process. Some 8% offered details on how to manage environmental risks.
Guest: John Sayer, Director, Carbon Care Asia

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#23: The evolution of ESG across asset classes
Investors are increasingly looking to make a statement with their money. Taking a look at an investment's ROI is no longer enough for some. As a result, money has been pouring into the responsible investment sector or funds closely tied to it through environmental, social and governance integration.
Guest: Francois de Bruin, Fund Manager, Sustainable Income & Growth, Aviva Investors

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#24: The rising importance of environmental, social, and governance in structuring insurance products
During times of crises, insurance is meant to be a stabilising force for society. To reinforce this image, McKinsey says that insurers should look to adopt ESG principles throughout their organisations to make sure they are creating a better world for all.
Guest: Brad Mendelson, Senior Partner and Asia Insurance Practice Lead, McKinsey

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#25: The positive impact of sustainability reporting on brand value
A study of 100 leading brands in Singapore found that sustainability reporting is positively linked to their brand value. However, one-fifth of these brands do not engage in sustainability reporting.
Guest: Sharmine Tan, Co-Author, Impact of Sustainability Reporting Report, National University of Singapore

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