Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Virtual Conference 2021

Conference

16
Jun 2021

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Virtual Conference

TBC: 10 CPE

MYR 450 - 550 *Fee is not inclusive of 6% SST

SRI 2021

Paving the Way for Profitability through Sustainability

A Must-Attend Conference for Business Leaders & Policy Makers! 

SRI 2021 will focus on the progress and development made following the launch of SC’s five-year roadmap that comprises five overarching strategies. Known as 5i-Strategy, it includes widening the range of SRI instruments, increasing the SRI investor base, building a strong SRI issuer base, instilling a strong internal governance culture and designing information architecture in the SRI ecosystem.

Introducing #SRI2021 Featured Speakers

Take a look at some of the top talent in the industry who are speaking at SRI 2021

Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift

Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia Berhad

Deborah Henry

Founder, Fugeelah & Fugee School

Andrew Johnstone

CEO, Climate Fund Managers

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer, City Development Limited, Singapore

Helena Fung

Head of Sustainable Investment, APAC FTSE Russell, London Stock Exchange Group

Brooke Roberts-Islam

Founder, Techstyler; Senior Contributor, Forbes

Julian M Hashim

Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia Regulation Sdn Bhd

Niloy Banerjee

UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Darussalam

Roberto Benetello

Executive Director, BCSD Malaysia Berhad

Rohaya Yusof

CIO, EPF

Shinbo Won

Director, Head of Asia ex-Japan, Australia, BlackRock Investment Stewardship

Corinna Schuler

Corporate Communication & Acting Sustainability Director, IKEA Southeast Asia

Yeb Sano

Executive Director, Greenpeace Southeast Asia

OVERVIEW

Sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) agenda has never been more critical and significant in this global health and economic crisis. Covid-19 and its impact has demonstrated the need for leadership and change to drive the sustainability agenda into long-term business and economic strategies for resilience. Investors have also shown a shift, in terms of their readiness and willingness to invest in companies who want to build a better future for our planet and next generations.

The Malaysian capital market players will need to play a more aggressive role in paving the way for profitability through sustainability by facilitating and supporting business development ideas and agendas towards green, social and sustainable investments that are both profitable and reflective of the strategic values of sustainable development goals (SDG).

OBJECTIVE

The purpose of this conference is to help business leaders and policy makers recognise the challenges and opportunities posed by unprecedented changes in global market developments and to work together to further new ideas and actions towards a more sustainable and responsible business and markets that could make a positive long-term impact on society and the environment.

This year’s discourse will focus on the progress and development made with future plans following the launch of SC’s five-year roadmap that comprises five overarching strategies.

Known as 5i-Strategy, it includes widening the range of SRI instruments, increasing the SRI investor base, building a strong SRI issuer base, instilling a strong internal governance culture and designing information architecture in the SRI ecosystem.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Define the “S” in SRI in responsible investment market
  • Formulate forward thinking business strategies to accelerate the sustainability agenda
  • Analyse investors demand for ESG action and market response
  • Appraise the SRI & ESG convergence with Shariah in screening processes
  • Discuss Green and Blue, Bonds and Sukuk in creating a climate-resilient future
  • Assess the drivers and constraints of sustainability practices and reporting
  • Examine the greenwashing phenomenon and its impact on businesses, markets, reputation and bottom line
  • Discuss the Climate Action 100+ initiatives and how businesses are tackling climate change issues

METHODOLOGY

The conference will be delivered virtually with live and interactive presentations, talks, conversations and panel discussions.

8.30 am Participants Login
9.00 am OPENING ADDRESS

Datuk Syed Zaid Albar 
Chairman, Securities Commission Malaysia

9.15 am SUITE CHAT

Investing in Social Enterprise with Positive Impact

Deborah Henry
Founder, Fugeelah & Fugee School

YM Tengku Zarina Tengku Chik
CEO, SIDC

9.45 am WHAT THE ‘S’ IN SRI REALLY MEANS – IKEA JOURNEY

  • Defining the ‘S’ in SRI
  • Covid-19, the catalyst of change for businesses
  • Sustainability in new business reality – Why it matters?
  • How IKEA embed the S factor into their decision making

Corinna Schuler,
Corporate Communication & Acting Sustainability Director, IKEA Southeast Asia

10.15 am SCREEN BREAK
10.30 am RETHINKING OF BUSINESS STRATEGIES IN DRIVING THE SUSTAINABILITY AGENDA

  • Business-as-usual no more – Fast-tracking the sustainability agenda, the next phase of business sustainability towards profitability
  • Business model reconceptualisation – The sustainability business blueprint
  • Use of digital technologies – Sustainable advancement to predict, respond and new opportunities
  • Actionable sustainable trends – Adopt, capitalize and impact
  • Transforming from within – The cultural change and establishment of an ecosystem
11.20 am RESPONDING TO INVESTORS DEMAND FOR ESG ACTION POST COVID-19

  • Has the crisis affected sustainable investing ecosystem? How? In what way?
  • Rise of investment stewardship: Acceleration of ESG investing, going mainstream
  • Outlook for post-pandemic ESG investing: What is to come?
  • Spotlight on social sustainability – Addressing the issues

Panelists:

  1. Andrew Johnstone, CEO, Climate Fund Managers
  2. Shinbo Won, Director, Head of Asia ex-Japan, Australia, BlackRock Investment Stewardship
12.10 pm BONDS AND SUKUK ROLE AND IMPACT IN SOCIAL IMPACT AND RETURNS

  • How does bonds and Sukuk create positive social impact outcomes and positive returns in investments?
  • What’s the appeal and risks
  • How’s the impact measured?

Panelists:

  1. Niloy Banerjee, UNDP Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Darussalam
1.00 pm STAKEHOLDER CAPITALISM
1.30 pm END OF DAY 1
8.30 am Participants Login
9.00 am GREEN BONDS AND SUKUK FOR CLIMATE-RESILIENT FUTURE

  • What do we know about Green economy?
  • Measuring the Green economy more precisely
  • Green Bonds and Sukuk Markets: Opportunities and Hurdles
  • Challenge with lack of standard definition of Green
  • Investing towards financing towards sustainability cities

Panelists:

  1. Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Development Limited, Singapore
9.45 am WAVES OF BLUE: TRANSITIONING INTO BLUE ECONOMY

  • Blue Bonds and Sukuk: New Source of Green Capital
  • Catalysing Investment into Ocean Economies and Eco-system
  • Transformative Effects, Opportunities and Challenges
  • Outlook: Interest in Sustainable Blue Economy? What is to come?
10.30 am SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES AND REPORTING – LESSONS LEARNED POST COVID-19 CRISIS

  • The concept and context of sustainability and how it makes good business sense for PLCs
  • Drivers and constraints – Adoption of sustainability practices of listed companies
  • Digitainability – How it can help PLCs to level up its sustainable practices
  • Sustainability reporting – Aims, for engagement or rating?
  • Do high ESG scores mean better financial results?
  • Standardised or business-specific format? Disparities in sustainability reporting – Why? How? What can be done?
  • Stepping up the game: Who would be the sustainability influencers?

Panelists:

  1. Helena Fung,Head of Sustainable Investment, APAC FTSE Russell, London Stock Exchange Group
  2. Julian M Hashim, CEO, Bursa Malaysia Regulation Sdn Bhd

Moderator:

  1. Roberto Benetello,Executive Director, BCSD Malaysia Berhad
11.15 am SCREEN BREAK
11.30 am SUSTAINABLE VS SELLABLE: GREENWASHING UNDER THE LIMELIGHT

  • Greenwashing phenomenon – Sustainability or profitability gimmick?
  • Seven sins of Greenwashing, consumer sentiment shift – Impact on business, market, reputation and the bottom line
  • Complexity in ESG data analysis and reporting – The root cause
  • Power of AI and data analytics – Enabler of ESG compliance

Panelists:

  1. Yeb Sano, Executive Director, Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Moderator:

  1. Brooke Roberts-Islam, Founder, Techstyler; Senior Contributor, Forbes
12.15 pm TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE – CLIMATE ACTION 100+ INITIATIVES AND IMPACT ON MNCs

  • Translating climate for business: Why it matters for business and sustainability
  • Enhancing adaptive capacity in businesses – Addressing the root cause of business vulnerability
  • Business leadership – Examples of companies and their business models in tackling climate change
1.00 pm SUITE TALK

ESG Investments Growth and Performance before and after Pandemic – Sustainability with Profitability

  • Perspectives: ESG investments going mainstream
  • Going forward to a resilient future with ESG investments
  • Shaping the Future: Sustainability with Profitability

Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift
Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia Berhad

Rohaya Yusof
CIO, EPF

1.30 pm END OF DAY 2
*The SIDC reserves the right to amend the programme as deemed appropriate without prior notice

ICF COMPETENCIES LEVEL 4

Core Competency:
Corporate Governance (Proficiency Level 4)
Foundational (Regulatory):
Capital Market Products (Proficiency Level 4)
Behavioural (Organisation Leadership):
Strategic Thinking (Proficiency Level 4)

FEES

INDIVIDUAL 

Directors, Partners of Firms, C-Suites, Corporate Consultants, Key Management, Business owners, Corporate Pension Plans – Trustee, Administrators, Commissioners, Staff. Direct Investors, Directors of Investments, Directors of Manager Selection, Economists, Emerging and Frontier Markets, Emerging Managers, Endowments, Equity Managers, ESG investors, ESG Fund Managers, Fixed Income, Foundations, Fund of Funds, Hedge Funds, High Net Worth Individuals, Impact Investing, Infrastructure Based Fund Managers, Placement Agents, Portfolio Analysts, Portfolio Managers, Real Estate Managers, Registered Investment Advisors, Seed investors, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Accountants, Angel Investors, Attorneys, Blockchain Developers, Broker Dealers, Academia.

COMPANIES 

Public Listed Companies (PLCs), Legal Firms, Consultancy Firms, Accounting Firms, Fund Management Companies, Stockbroking Firms, Investment Banks, SMEs. Insurance Companies, International Markets, Investment Banks, Investment Research, Mutual Funds and ETF Funds, Technology Companies, Venture Capitalists, Family Offices, Private Portfolio Companies, Private Debt/Credit, Private Equity, , Public Pension Plans/Plan Sponsors – Trustee, Software Providers. Companies involved in Investor Relations, Sustainability and ESG, CSR, Legal, Company Secretary, Finance, Accounts & Internal Audit, Risk & Insurance, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Branding & Communications, Financial PR, Corporate Brokers, Capital Market Practitioners, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Legal Advisors, Corporate Finance and M&A professionals.

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