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Hear from our Expert Speakers

Tim Lui

Chairman, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Satoshi Ikeda

Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA)

Chuchi G. Fonacier

Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Jason Lee

Managing Director, Legal & Regulations, Temasek

Matthew Chan

Head of Public Policy & Sustainable Finance, ASIFMA

Murat Bozdemir

EMEA & APAC Head Regulatory, Climate & Sustainability Data Product Solutions, Bloomberg

Frederik Roeland

Director of Technology & ESG Proposition, Wolters Kluwer

Laurence Thiery

Head of Asia Pacific Financial Services, Amazon Web Services

Kimberly Randle

CEO, FairSupply

Ricco Zhang

Senior Director, Asia-Pacific, International Capital Markets Association

Allison Ching

Program Director, Sustainable Finance, LSEG Labs

Michelle Cameron

APAC Head of Sustainable Finance, LSEG

Nitish Ramkumar

Lead Data Scientist, LSEG Labs

Gabriel Wilson-Otto

Director, Sustainable Investing, Fidelity International

Eugène Goyne

APAC Financial Services Regulatory Leader, EY

Mark Uhrynuk

Partner, Mayer Brown

Emmy Hawker

Reporter, ESG Investor

Prof. Lapman Lee

Professor of Practice (FinTech and Sustainability), The HK Polytechnic University

Linda Romanovska

Sustainability Finance Expert, PwC

Our Agenda Technology & Data for ESG

How is Asia adapting to a new paradigm around ESG disclosure reporting and the role new technologies and data can play in bridging the gaps.

In many APAC jurisdictions including Hong Kong and Singapore, new taxonomies, working groups and requirements are being introduced to ensure market participants suitably account for and are aligned with various ESG related metrics.

ESG Technology & Data Asia 2021 brings together industry experts to provide a comprehensive view of this evolving regulatory landscape in APAC and the technology & data solutions that offer support to financial services firms.

This event will be hosted in an online forum by Regulation Asia.

12:30 - 13:00
Registration & Check your Tech
13:00 - 13:05
Chairman’s Welcome
13:05 - 13:15
Opening Regulatory Keynote Address: The Emerging Regulatory Framework for ESG Data and Information
Tim Lui, Chairman, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong
13:15 - 13:30
Regulatory Keynote Address: ESG Data & Forward Looking Judgement of ESG Risks
Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Japan Financial Services Agency
13:30 - 14:15
Opening Panel: The Regulatory Agenda - Expectations & Greenwashing
Regulators want to increasingly ensure financial institutions prove that their green labeled products really are green. Regulators across the region are introducing taxonomies for exactly this purpose. All financial service providers will need to show that their products are aligned to these taxonomies.
• How aligned is Asia with global initiatives, TCFD frameworks etc,..
• Private & public sector co-ordination efforts: Are companies/banks prepared for new disclosure requirements? What’s required?
• What can we learn from developments taking place across Europe & the US
Panelists
Mary Leung, Head of Advocacy Asia-Pacific, CFA Institute
Jason Lee, Managing Director, Legal & Regulations, Temasek
Matthew Chan, Head of Public Policy & Sustainable Finance, ASIFMA
Moderator: Nick Wakefield, Co-founder, Regulation Asia & ESG Investor
14:15 - 14:35
Fireside Chat: In Conversation with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
An exclusive one-on-one interview with Deputy Governor Fonacier discussing the development of the green finance markets, digitisation efforts, green finance regulations and capital market reform. A look into some of the developments that the bank is seeing taking place across the region and regional collaborations.
In conversation with: Chuchi G. Fonacier, Deputy Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Moderator: Brad Maclean, Co-founder, Regulation Asia
14:35 - 14:55
Presentation: Climate Risk Management - Supervisory Expectations & Industry Trends
Recent initiatives, including the Task-force for Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR), EU taxonomy, Climate Risk Guidelines mean that banks, insurers and asset managers are all expected to incorporate climate risks in their investment and risk management processes, but struggle to do so largely due to lack of data availability. In this session we will discuss some of the key challenges and solutions around climate risk such as measuring transition and physical risk, data availability and performing stress-testing and scenario analysis.
Presenter
Murat Bozdemir, EMEA & APAC Head Regulatory, Climate & Sustainability Data Product Solutions, Bloomberg
14:55 - 15:40
Panel: Modelling Climate Risk - a Bank's Perspective
Financial authorities, at the global and national levels, are increasingly taking action to require stronger preparedness by the financial industry against climate risk. As such, banks are being asked to conduct stress testing to understand their vulnerability to climate change as well as ensure they have the right systems in place to manage the associated risks.
• Defining industry best practice – where to get data and how to approach modelling. Understanding the operational requirements
• Benchmarks. What does good look like?
• Integrating climate risk modelling into financial risk modelling
• Challenges across borders. Global/Regional banks and extra-territorial requirements.
Panelists
Frederik Roeland, Director of Technology & ESG Proposition, Wolters Kluwer
Yves Tomballe, Chief Risk Officer, Singapore, MUFG
Moderator: Manesh Samtani, General Manager & Editor, Regulation Asia
15:40 - 16:00
Presentation: When ESG Becomes an Innovation Opportunity for Financial Services
This session focuses how to leverage cloud infrastructure to meet sustainability goals, and the role cloud plays in enabling the leverage of new types of data and insight to drive ESG strategies.
Presenter
Laurence Thiery, Head of Asia Pacific Financial Services, Amazon Web Services
16:00 - 16:45
Panel: Beyond Climate – How to Account for Other ESG Metrics
Social metrics (on human rights, diversity and inclusion, and other workplace practice metrics) are very hard to track in a lot of Asian markets, especially along the supply chain. Biodiversity risks are highly varied and thus hard to measure, with frameworks like TNFD only just starting to bring some consistency to identifying and measuring these risks. These risks are becoming more important to regulators, investors and customers. Where are the biggest gaps and how can FIs fill them?
Panelists
Kimberly Randle, CEO, FairSupply
Ricco Zhang, Senior Director, Asia-Pacific, International Capital Markets Association
Mark Uhrynuk, Partner, Mayer Brown
Linda Romanovska, Sustainable Finance Expert, PwC
Moderator: Emmy Hawker, Reporter, ESG Investor
16:45 - 17:30
Panel: Understanding ESG Scoring & Ratings
Due to lack of consistent reporting from corporates, financial institutions rely overly on ESG scores and ratings from third party providers, which have opaque methodologies and inconsistent outcomes. How should FIs use these effectively and combine them with proprietary data sources / methodologies; and will regulation of ESG ratings as suggested by IOSCO help?
• How are data providers liasing with the companies they assess?
• Transparency, methodology: How are the data gaps being filled?
• Regulation of data providers - will we see APAC follow EU’s anticipated regulation in 2022?
• Consolidation of data providers. Data aggregation. Integration into credit scores.
• Exchanges and provision of data. Benchmarking
Panelists
Michelle Cameron, APAC Head of Sustainable Finance, LSEG
Gabriel Wilson-Otto, Director, Sustainable Investing, Fidelity International
Eugène Goyne, APAC Financial Services Regulatory Leader, EY
Moderator: Prof. Lapman Lee, Prof. Lapman Lee, Professor of Practice (FinTech and Sustainability), The HK Polytechnic University
17:30 - 17:50
Fireside Chat: The Future of ESG Technology & Data
How is Asia adapting to a new paradigm around ESG disclosure reporting and the role new technologies and alternative data can play in bridging the gaps.
In conversation with: Allison Ching, Program Director, Sustainable Finance & Nitish Ramkumar, Lead Data Scientist, LSEG Labs
Moderator: Nick Wakefield, Co-founder, Regulation Asia & ESG Investor
17:50 - 17:55
Chairman's Closing Remarks

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