CFA Institute Alpha Summit APAC, a two-day virtual conference focusing on the investment industry’s biggest challenges and most compelling trends across Asia Pacific, was held on 10-11 February 2022. From shareholder activism and advances in fintech to sustainable investment strategy and capital allocation, the nine thematic sessions of the conference aimed to give the audience the tools and guidance on best practices that financial professionals need to succeed.
Government funding will not be enough to support the “greening” of financial markets and economies, but policy incentives and other tools can be used to stimulate the development of green finance. Investors also have a key role to play in developing the next generation of market-based instruments that can go beyond such conventional methods as green bonds and carbon markets. What are the next steps to mobilize green finance and investment? How can we anticipate potential transition risks and shocks? What are the best ways to hone our skills to produce better environmental risk analysis?
In the fireside chat “Progress in Greening the Financial System: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward”, Dr. Ma Jun, chairman and president of Hong Kong Green Finance Association and co-chairman of the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group stressed that unifying of ESG taxonomies, and disclosure requirements is necessary for successful adoption of sustainability in finance. Dr. Ma gave his thoughts on the most recent developments in green finance and carbon markets in China and the developing markets of Asia Pacific.
Source: CFA Institute