Webinar
Financing for a sustainable future
5 May 2021
In collaboration with

Across the world, companies are racing to meet their sustainability targets. The environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda has certainly risen to the top of discussion as the link between doing good and improved financial performance grows stronger. Research, in fact, has shown that companies that best manage their ESG impact are more profitable in the medium to long term.

While numerous studies on this topic confirm positive quantifiable influence on companies’ operating costs, profitability and share price; to many companies in Asia, it involves a paradigm shift in corporate culture and the collaborative effort of the whole ecosystem – policymakers, regulators and financial institutions.

Corporate treasuries can actively contribute to the sustainability agenda and finance will play a major role as companies work to improve their ESG standing. Already, green and sustainable finance are making waves across Asia as governments launch schemes to encourage market participation. Sustainable supply chain financing is on an upward trend, supported by digitization which provides greater visibility and better data. The market for green and sustainability-linked loans is also growing on the back of increasing investor demand.

The Asset Events+, in association with BNP Paribas, is pleased to be hosting this exclusive webinar to discuss how companies can harness the power of finance to build a sustainable future.

 
 
Agenda
5 May 2021 | 9:00 - 10:30 am HKT
08:50 AM
Access to webinar opens
09:00 AM
Welcome remarks
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu
editor-in-chief
The Asset
09:05 AM
Opening remarks
Joris Dierckx
Joris Dierckx
regional head for Southeast Asia
BNP Paribas
09:15 AM
Public-private partnership and its role in promoting sustainability
Public-private partnership is key to raising awareness and promoting sustainability in business. In this session, we will discuss IFC’s involvement and collaboration with local authorities, corporates and financial institutions to support sustainability programmes in the region.
Nicolas Marquier
Nicolas Marquier
country manager, Singapore
International Finance Corporation
Sofia Hammoucha
In conversation with
Sofia Hammoucha
head of transaction banking, Southeast Asia
BNP Paribas
09:40 AM
Panel discussion
  • How do companies embed sustainability objectives into their business models, particularly in terms of financial operations?
  • What are the objectives and drivers behind green financing schemes?
  • What challenges and opportunities do companies face when implementing sustainable supply chain practices?
  • Business case and incentives - MAS Green and Sustainability Linked Loan Grant Scheme
  • What’s next in terms of collaboration and support form financial institutions?
Pandu Chillakuru
Sabine Oudart
director, supply chain management, Southeast Asia
BNP Paribas
Mathilde Dumoulin
Mathilde Dumoulin
sustainability development manager
Bolloré Logistics
Pratima Divgi
Pratima Divgi
regional director
CDP
Leo Kirby
Leo Kirby
managing director, private capital leader
GE Energy Financial Services
Daniel Yu
Daniel Yu (moderator)
editor-in-chief
The Asset
10:20 AM
Q&A
10:25 AM
Closing remarks
Chye Kin Wee
Wee Chye Kin
head of transaction banking, APAC
BNP Paribas
10:30 AM
End of discussion

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