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Conference on Environmental, Social, and Governance Investment: Opportunities and Risks for Asia

Event | 12 - 13 November 2019 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan
Time of event

09:30–17:00

Background

Investors are increasingly considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in their investment decisions. Currently, over half of managed assets in Europe are related to ESG. In Japan, ESG investment increased 8.7 times between 2015-2018.

This conference will examine emerging trends in ESG investment, the impact on businesses and economies in Asia, risks and challenges, and policy needs. It will also explore ways to leverage ESG investment to promote development in Asian countries.

Objectives
  • Advance ESG investment research and policy dialogue
  • Reassess the meaning of ESG investment based on Asian perspectives
  • Support greater and more impactful ESG investment
Participants
  • 10 mid to senior-level government officials from central banks and ministries of finance, industry, economic planning and development of developing Asian economies, including Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam
  • Well-known scholars, investors, and ESG experts
Output

Possible ADBI working papers and an edited book

How to get there

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How to register

Register here.

Partner

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Japan Center