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IBF Fireside Chat with London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF)

Shaping the Future: Implementing Sustainable Finance

29 Nov 2019

The appetite in Asia for Sustainable Finance is growing rapidly – but how can banks and investors respond to initiatives to ensure success?  In partnership with the London Institute of Banking and Finance's Centre for Sustainable Finance, this seminar will explore the challenges faced by organisations and examine how to effectively harness opportunities in the region.

Join us for an insightful afternoon, as we hear from Chris McHugh (Director of LIBF’s Centre for Sustainable Finance) leading experts and industry leaders on a variety of key topics, including:

  • Understanding global markets, regulatory developments, risk management and government policy in relation to sustainable finance

  • The opportunities and challenges that face financial institutions when implementing the sustainable finance agenda

  • Field reports: How commercial and development banks, and investors are responding to the drive towards a green finance market

  • Sustainable finance trends and cutting-edge initiatives within Asia

Event Details
Who should attend:
  • Commercial banks and investors
  • Practitioners affected by ESG/Climate policies
  • Regulatory/Policy Change professionals
  • Risk Reporting/Management professionals
  • Financial Reporting professionals
Date:29 November 2019
Time:2pm - 4pm
Venue:IBF Careers Connect
#13-07/08 MAS Building, Singapore 079117
(before GST)
$80 IBF-Member (2 complimentary tickets for IBF-Members)
$160 IBF non-member
Attire:Business Attire
CPD Hours:Attendees who attend the full event will be accorded 2 CPD hour


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  • To be eligible for CPD hours and issuance of Certificate of Attendance (COA), participants shall be present for the entire programme and with records of SIGN-IN and SIGN-OUT. COA will be issued 5 days after the event.
  • Please note that we will need to collect NRIC details for entry into the venue. Please refer to our public circular for more info. 
  • The full Terms & Conditions can be found here.


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IBF Fireside Chat with London Institute of Banking and Finance

Sustainable Finance: Market Developments and Opportunities

29 Nov 2019

Time Activity

Welcome Address



Sustainable Finance: Market update and outlook         
 Market overview: Where are we now and how are we doing? 
Regulatory landscape: Policies, Implementation, Industry response.
The way ahead: Market inefficiencies and opportunities.

Chris McHugh, Director, Centre for Sustainable Finance & Lecturer, LIBF


Regional Outlook: Focus on Asia           
Regional Responses and Initiatives
Progress on SDGs: sovereign commitments
Development Banks: Role and Support

Stella Saris, Head of Sustainability Finance, International, ANZ


Panel Discussion : Opportunities and Challenges

How should banks and investors adjust for ESG/Climate risk in measuring transaction profitability?
Should asset managers do more to create investable ESG/Climate products for investors?
 How should ESG/Climate issues be regulated in practice?
What kinds of public-sector initiatives might accelerate change in sustainable finance? 
What are the critical issues that your organisation needs to resolve with respect to sustainable finance?  
What would facilitate those changes?  

Mehrunisa Zafar, Vice President, Responsible Finance (Sustainability), IBG, DBS
Andy Ferris, Partner & Co-Head, Asia International DCM Practice, Hogan Lovells               Dr Keith Lee, Senior Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance, WWF
Stella Saris, Head of Sustainability Finance, International, ANZ  
Chris McHugh, Director, Cetnre for Sustainable Finance & Lecturer, LIBF (Moderator)

4.00pm​​Session Ends
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