ESG in a Volatile World

ESG in a Volatile World: Profit, Purpose or Politics?

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About the Summit

Following the success of our South East Asia regional showcase at Ethical Finance Global 2021, the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) is delighted to co-host the inaugural Ethical Finance ASEAN 2022 with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).

This virtual event, to be held on Wednesday 29 June 2022, will present a unique opportunity to hear from experts on sustainable and responsible finance in the ASEAN region and beyond. The summit is themed “ESG in a Volatile World – Profit, Purpose or Politics?”

As well as looking at macroeconomic issues impacting global markets, we will have specific sessions on topics including:

  • How the megatrends of 2022 are affecting ASEAN economies
  • Financing nature and biodiversity in ASEAN: sustainable palm oil and deforestion
  • The role of the SDGs as a coordinating framework, and progress on financing the 2030 goals
  • Core priorities on the S in ESG for ASEAN economies
  • Perspectives from local and international finance leaders

Further details of the event will be released in the coming weeks, and we hope you can join us for this exciting event.

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Rizal Il-Ehzan Fadil Azim

Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Islamic Bank Berhad

Rizal is the CEO of Alliance Islamic Bank, and has over 27 years of experience in business advisory, banking and finance.

Raja Amir Shah Raja Azwa

Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Amanah

Raja Amir is the CEO of HSBC Amanah and has over 16 years experience in finance, in particular Islamic banking and Malaysian Sukuk market

Rafe Haneef

Chief Executive Officer, Group Transaction Banking at CIMB

Rafe Haneef has been CEO of Group Transaction Banking at CIMB, and has 20 years experience across law, banking and asset management.

Natalie Jackson

Executive Manager, Global Ethical Finance Initiative

Natalie is an Executive Manager at GEFI and sits on the Social Growth Fund Board at Social Investment Scotland

Shahril Azuar Jimin

Chief Sustainability Officer, MayBank

Shahril has held various leadership positions within the Maybank Group including CEO of MayBank Foundation before his appointment to CSO.

Komi Rajdev

Head of Business Development ASEAN, Moody's

Komi is responsible for clients in the ASEAN region for Sustainable Finance, ESG & Climate Data

Suraya Sani

Senior Supervisor, Financial Conglomerates Supervision Department, Bank Negara Malaysia

Suraya is currently a Senior Supervisor at Bank Negara Malaysia. She has more than 12 years of experience in financial sector supervision.

Yuki Yasui

Asia Pacific Region Co-ordination Manager, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Yuki is the Asia Pacific Region Co-ordination Manager, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

Dr Theresa Mundita Lim

Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB)

Dr Lim leads the ACB Centre to facilitate regional cooperation on biodiversity conservation for it to be sustainably managed and used.

Stella Cox CBE

Managing Director, DDCAP Group

Stella Cox CBE has worked within the Islamic financial marketplace for over thirty years. Since 1998 she has been Managing Director of DDCAP

Datuk Yvonne Chia

Non-Executive Chair, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad and AICB Council Member

Datuk Yvonne is a senior Fellow Chartered Banker, Mentor and Transformational Leader. She has more than 40 years experience in finance.

Jean-Marc Champagne

Head of Environmental Finance & Bankable Nature Solutions Asia-Pacific, WWF Hong Kong

Jean-Marc develops scalable bankable projects with positive environmental and social impacts in the Asia Pacific region.

Keith Lee

Senior Analyst, CECIRO Shades of Green

Keith Lee is a Senior Analyst, where he works on second party opinions for green and sustainability-linked bond issuances.

Eric Lim

Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Group Finance, UOB

Eric leads a dedicated corporate sustainability office that is focused on achieving the the Bank's main sustainability objectives.

Mr Edward Ling

Chief Executive Officer, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers

An accomplished business leader in the financial sector, Edward is responsible for the Institute’s overall growth and sustainability.

Rashyid Redza Anwarudin

Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Rashyid focuses on implementing programs to promote responsible and ethical production throughout operations and global supply chains

Zameema Ariff

Head of Sustainability, AmBank Group

Zameema is the Head of Sustainability at AmBank Group and has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry


Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

There are an exciting range of sponsorship opportunities available to work with GEFI throughout the year, including at Ethical Finance ASEAN and Ethical Finance Global 2022. We are happy to work with you to tailor sponsorship packages to suit your marketing objectives and budget.

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