Time of Event

Day 1: 09:30 – 12:10 Tokyo time
Day 2: 15:30 – 17:20 Tokyo time

Summary

Global asset owners are increasingly prioritizing “green” investments in their portfolios and establishing clear and well-explained targets in this regard. To convince global investors to finance issuers and projects in Asia that have yet to become “green,” it is important to consider information transparency, quality data, sector-level decarbonization roadmaps and related corporate disclosure, verifiable transition-related key performance indicators (KPIs), and accepted principles and standards. In addition, to avoid complexity, global investors would prefer more common “transition finance” related criteria and a more common disclosure framework in the region.

This workshop will discuss policy strategies associated with emerging approaches to transition finance criteria and disclosure across Asia. It will also provide insight on transition finance criteria and disclosure which could foster constructive dialogue between investors and issuers. This includes taxonomies, identification of hard-to-abate sectors’ transition roadmaps, corporate disclosure on transition strategy, and verifiable transition-related KPIs.

Objectives
  • Examine the characteristics of emerging approaches to transition finance criteria and disclosure in Asia, and the global context
  • Identify policy strategies for developing Asia pertaining to transition finance criteria and related disclosure
Target Participants
  • Policy makers from ADB member economies
  • Experts from think tanks, universities, and international organizations
  • Investment and financial practitioners, including asset managers, banks, insurance companies, and rating agencies
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of transition finance needs in Asia, in terms of criteria and disclosure
  • Greater dialogue and networking among policy makers and experts to promote transition finance related criteria
  • Identification of strengths and areas for improvement within prevailing transition finance approaches, and opportunities for decarbonization transition policy cooperation in Asia
  • Presentation materials to be uploaded on the ADBI website

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