Plenary 2: How do Asian markets view ESG/Responsible Investment? Economy, society, culture and community

A session by Sophia Cheng, Candice Coppere, Leonie Kelly, Azman Mokhtar and Hugh Wheelan
Cathay Financial Holdings, FactSet, Ogier, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Malaysia and Responsible Investor

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  • What has been the social role of the investment community across different Asian countries? Does the notion of responsible investment strengthen or contradict that traditional role?
  • Identifying materiality, setting investment policies and engagement strategies: what are the best practices of responsible investment?
  • SRI funds, ESG integration, impact investment, engagement and exclusion: what are the best tools, and how might they affect asset/portfolio performance?


  • Sophia Cheng, Chief Investment Officer, Cathay Financial Holdings
  • Azman Mokhtar, Chairman, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Malaysia
  • Candice Coppere, Head of ESG, Client Solutions and Research, APAC, FactSet
  • Leonie Kelly, Director, Head of Sustainable Investment Consulting, Ogier
  • Moderator: Hugh Wheelan, Co-founder and Joint Managing Director, Responsible Investor


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