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Investment and Asset Management

FT Investing for Good Asia

Singapore |
Speakers include:
Eugenia  Koh

Eugenia Koh

Standard Chartered

Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Helene Li

Helene Li



While sustainable and impact investing has been developing rapidly in Asia in recent years, capital allocations vary by country and the ecosystems supporting the growth of an investment pipeline are evolving at different speeds. There is great potential for a wide range of players – from policy-makers to asset managers, family offices and institutional investors – to shape this evolving market and take it into the mainstream. The third edition of FT Investing for GoodAsia will gather leading investors, wealth managers, development finance institutions, entrepreneurs and others to discuss the opportunities to make a significant impact on regional environmental, social and governance challenges, and the obstacles that need to be overcome, including wide gaps around data and impact measurement, and a mindset among many participants that still favours short-term market-beating returns over long-term transformation.

fallback Add to my Calendar 04/23/2020 08:15:0004/23/2020 18:50:00trueFT Investing for Good AsiaWhile sustainable and impact investing has been developing rapidly in Asia in recent years, capital allocations vary by country and the ecosystems supporting the growth of an investment pipeline are evolving at different speeds. There is great potential for a wide range of players – from policy-makers to asset managers, family offices and institutional investors – to shape this evolving market and take it into the mainstream. The third edition of FT Investing for Good Asia will gather leading investors, wealth managers, development finance institutions, entrepreneurs and others to discuss the opportunities to make a significant impact on regional environmental, social and governance challenges, and the obstacles that need to be overcome, including wide gaps around data and impact measurement, and a mindset among many participants that still favours short-term market-beating returns over long-term transformation.FT-Investing-for-Good-Asia719c10ba434746f59375b4a3f19163c8MM/DD/YYYY

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Speakers (14)

Eugenia  Koh

Eugenia Koh

Head of Impact Investing and Engagement Strategy, Private Banking and Wealth Management
Standard Chartered

Eugenia Koh is Head of Impact Investing and Strategic Engagements at Standard Chartered Bank. In her role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the sustainable investing proposition for clients, and for driving overall client and employee engagement. As part of client engagement, she runs the Future Global Leaders Programme, developed specifically for the bank’s ultra-high-net-worth next generation clients. 

Prior to joining the bank, she worked in the COO team at Barclays, and was responsible for communications, client insights, employee engagement for the private bank in Asia, Middle East and Africa. She was also tasked with evaluating and exploring the implementation of an impact investing platform for Barclays in Asia. She started her career at Weber Shandwick, and worked on a number of award winning public relations campaigns ranging from thought leadership to corporate social responsibility. 

She is author of Dawn Kwan. Art Awakening, a chronicle of child prodigy Dawn Kwan’s journey as a child artist, which is available in all National Libraries in Singapore.

Ravi Menon

Ravi Menon

Managing Director
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Since 2011, Ravi Menon has been Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore’s central bank and integrated financial regulator. Before his appointment at the MAS, he was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry (2007-11), where he led the ministry’s work in economic strategy, international trade, energy policy, and research and development; and Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (2003-07), where he was responsible for fiscal policy and government reserves. 

Mr Menon spent the first 16 years of his career at the MAS, which he joined in 1987. He is a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee. He chaired the FSB Standing Committee on Standards Implementation (2013-17), the International Monetary and Financial Committee Deputies Meetings (2011-15) and the APEC Senior Officials Meetings (2009). 

A recipient of the Singapore Government’s Meritorious Service Medal and Public Administration (Gold) Medal, he was chairman of the Singapore Co-operation Enterprise; deputy chairman of the Central Provident Fund Board; and a board member of the Housing and Development Board; Singapore Totalisator Board; Agency for Science, Technology, and Research; Civil Service College; and National Research Foundation. He was also on the board of directors of DBS Bank, the largest bank in Southeast Asia. He is currently chairman of the Institute of Banking and Finance and serves on the board of trustees of the Singapore Indian Development Association, a community volunteer group. 

Mr Menon holds a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Helene Li

Helene Li


Helene Li is Co-Founder of GoImpact, established to connect social impact investors and stakeholders and to fast-track social and impact investment. Conceived as an online-to-offline ecosystem, GoImpact uses advocacy, education and online investing to bridge market gaps and drive more private capital towards social impact.

A management consultant by training, Helene has held a number of senior management positions in strategic planning and marketing throughout her career, including at Boston Consulting Group and Towers Watson and at global financial institutions such as JP Morgan Private Bank, Lombard Odier, the Swiss wealth and asset management firm, and BNP Paribas Wealth Management. She has worked in the ultra-high-net-worth sector for most of her banking and consulting career, spearheading and curating next-generation family business programmes.

A regular contributor to impact and entrepreneurship research throughout her banking and consulting career, in 2010 Helene partnered with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to organise the “Creative Capitalism” Forum, which formed a cross-sector platform to drive sustainable family legacy and socially meaningful engagements for ultra-high-net-worth families. Since then, she has built up a closely connected network of impact investment and sustainable finance leaders and practitioners in family businesses, government and the private sector.

Helene graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a First Class Honours degree in English and Economics.

Michael Barrow

Michael Barrow

Director General, Private Sector Operations
Asian Development Bank

Michael Barrow is Director General for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Private Sector Operations Department, which handles all of the Bank’s private infrastructure and financial institutions investments, lending and guarantees. He is concurrently on the board of Asian Climate Partners, a climate change-focused private equity fund established in Hong Kong. Prior to joining ADB in 2003, Michael worked for the Deutsche Bank group over the course of 15 years in London, Tokyo and Singapore, lastly as Director of both Project Finance and Transportation, with a project finance and PPP focus. He was also previously Senior Vice President in the Structured Finance Department of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp in Singapore, handling project financing. Michael has an MA in Oriental Studies from Oxford University, UK.

Alexandra  Boakes Tracy

Alexandra Boakes Tracy

Hoi Ping Ventures

Alexandra Boakes Tracy is President of Hong Kong-based Hoi Ping Ventures, which she founded to provide research and consulting on sustainable and low-carbon investment in Asian emerging markets. Since 2013, Alexandra has been a member of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. She is also the Active Private Sector Observer to the United Nations Green Climate Fund, a director of the UK’s Climate Markets & Investment Association and a member of Hong Kong’s Financial Services Business Council of the European Chamber of Commerce. 

Alexandra began her career as an investment banker in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, and ran a number of start-up businesses, including a software company and a publishing and information business. Following the sale of the latter, she spent several years as Vice President of Strategy at Hong Kong’s First Eastern Investment Group. From 2009 to 2015, she was non-executive Chairman of the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia, where she was instrumental in establishing the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change. 

She sits on a number of corporate and non-profit boards in Hong Kong, including Tom Hugh Limited, where she is non-executive Chairman, and the Asia Pacific Investors Cooperation. She is also an Advisor to the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology's Asian Family Business Research Centre and to the climate commitment community. She has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and MA degrees from Yale University and Cambridge University.

Patti  Chu

Patti Chu

Asia Region Relationship Manager

Patti Chu is Asia Region Relationship Manager at Toniic, an impact investment advisory and networking group. She is also the Co-founder of Mana Impact Partners, an impact investment firm focusing on early stage impact ventures in Asia. Patti is an experienced cross-disciplinary professional with background in economics and finance, with a particular focus on financial inclusion, microfinance, education and sustainability.

Her experience ranges from banking and access to finance to education and renewable energy. Patti started her career in New York with the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and she has worked with the International Finance Corporation and Citigroup in Latin America and Asia. In recent years, Patti has been providing consulting services to various foundations around strategy, programme evaluation and impact assessment and most recently was Greater China Director at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).

Patti is a native of Argentina and has working experience in Latin America, the US, Asia and Europe. She speaks Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and Danish.

Pratima  Divgi

Pratima Divgi

Director, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and Australia and New Zealand

Pratima Divgi leads the regional efforts in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand of CDP, which supports investors, companies, cities, states and regions in disclosing and managing their environmental impacts. In her role as Director, she engages with corporates, investors and cities in their efforts to measure and manage environmental impact. 

In her previous career, Pratima spent 17 years in finance, most recently in private equity with Aberdeen Standard Investments. As well as her investment role at Aberdeen Standard, she was also part of the private equity environmental, social and governance (ESG) working group, which involved formulation of the ESG policy and leading the policy implementation for Asia-Pacific private equity investments. Pratima remains an active member of the Hong Kong Venture Capital Association.

Durrie Hassan

Durrie Hassan

Executive Director
Visible Mission

Durrie Hassan is Executive Director with Visible Mission, the Asia-focused venture philanthropy and impact investment division of a family office. He is a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, Vice President of UBS 20/20 Social Impact Leaders group and a Governing Board member for Mongolia Needs You, a social enterprise focused on education. 

After graduating with a BSc in Business Management from the University of Surrey, Mr Hassan completed Harvard Business School's HBX Credential of Readiness programme.

Robert Kraybill

Robert Kraybill

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of Portfolio Management

Robert Kraybill is Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of Portfolio Management at IIX, where he leads all of IIX’s portfolio management activities, with the goal to increase global capital toward high-impact enterprises, with a focus on creating the most impact for underserved communities and women. He also oversees the IIX Growth Fund with a target of raising $25m to make growth equity investments in high-impact enterprises in South and Southeast Asia, with a focus on women’s empowerment, sustainable agriculture and clean energy. 

He led the launch of IIX’s Women’s Livelihood Bond Series, and oversees the IIX Growth Fund. He has 20 years in the traditional capital markets as an advisor and investor, most recently as head of Asian private equity for Marathon Asset Management, a $12bn alternative investment manager. Before that, he was head of investment banking, Asia ex-Japan, for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Robert began his career at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. 

Robert received his BA magna cum laude from Princeton University and his JD summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

Varad  Pande

Varad Pande

Investment Partner
Omidyar Network India

In his role as Investment Partner, Varad Pande leads strategy, impact and new initiatives at Omidyar Network India. A social impact and public policy professional, Varad has held diverse roles across government, strategy, multilateral, investment organisations working on issues of economic development, social impact and base-of-pyramid business models.

Varad was Special Advisor to India’s Minister for Rural Development and Environment & Forests, where he drove the agenda on sustainable livelihoods, sanitation, environment and climate change. He was a member of the Government of India’s Low Carbon Expert Group. He was Principal Advisor to Abhijit Banerjee on the UN secretary-general’s Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals) and was a Sherpa on the UN secretary-general’s Global Sustainability Panel. He also led the establishment of the Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellowship, which connects India’s youth with grassroots development.

Varad holds an MPA in International Development (MPA/ID) from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MA in Economics from University of Cambridge, and a BA Honours in Economics from St Stephens College, Delhi.

Mason  Tan

Mason Tan

Founder and CEO
Garden Impact Investments

Mason Tan is Founder and CEO of Garden Impact Investments. A certified public accountant by training, he has extensive experience in south-east Asia, he currently serves as Chairman of the Transformational Business Network Asia (TBN Asia), a non-profit association headquartered in Singapore that works to fight poverty through business enterprise solutions. 

Mason has worked at a big four public accounting firm in the US, at a securities and money broking firm in Indonesia and as Corporate Finance Manager and Investor Relations professional for an New York Stock Exchange-listed company based in Singapore. He has also been CFO of a venture capital-funded internet enterprise and at an Indonesian fiber manufacturing plant. From 2004 to 2010, he was owner/operator of a US food and beverage master franchise for Singapore and Malaysia and China.

Shuyin Tang

Shuyin Tang

Patamar Capital

Shuyin Tang is a Partner at Patamar Capital, a venture capital firm that targets risk commensurate returns for its investors while seeking to unlock economic opportunities for Asia's low income communities. She is responsible for Patamar's investing activities in the Mekong region and the Philippines. Patamar Capital supports visionary entrepreneurs who are building high-growth companies that help to solve South and Southeast Asia's most pervasive problems at scale.

Ms Tang’s experience spans strategy consulting (Bain & Company), development consulting (TechnoServe) and impact investing (Patamar Capital and LGT Venture Philanthropy), across Australia, India and Southeast Asia. She has also worked in the US Congress and the Australian public service, as well as at The Lowy Institute for International Policy and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

In 2015, Australian Financial Review named Ms Tang one of Australia's “100 Women of Influence” and in 2016 the Asia Society named her an Asia 21 Young Leader. She graduated summa cum laude from the Australian National University, where she was also awarded the University Medal.

Gabriel  Wilson-Otto

Gabriel Wilson-Otto

Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific
BNP Paribas Asset Management

Gabriel Wilson-Otto is Head of Stewardship, Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas Asset Management. In this role, he leads BNPP AM’s stewardship activities in Asia Pacific as the firm reinforces its commitment to environment, social and governance (ESG). His work includes researching corporate governance issues, undertaking direct and collaborative corporate engagement, and engaging with policymakers on issues relating to sustainable finance and investment. 

Gabriel joined from Goldman Sachs, Asia, where he was Executive Director, Head of GS SUSTAIN Asia. During his 12 years at Goldman Sachs, he led a team working to identify long-term investment opportunities in high-quality companies. He authored research reports on ESG issues, evaluated the performance of companies under a proprietary ESG scoring framework and focused on improving the performance of major corporations based in the region by incorporating ESG factors into fundamental company valuations. He began his career as a research analyst for the infrastructure sector at Deutsche Bank and, before to joining GS SUSTAIN in Hong Kong. was a consumer sector analyst at Goldman Sachs in Australia.    

Gabriel holds a double Bachelor’s degree from The University of Melbourne, majoring in Commerce (Finance and Economics) and Information Systems and is a CFA charterholder.

Claudia  Zeisberger

Claudia Zeisberger

Founder and Academic Director, the Global Private Equity Initiative

Claudia Zeisberger is an Author and Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at INSEAD. She is the Founder and Academic Director of the school’s private equity centre, the Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI) and a founding investor in INSEAD Alum Ventures (IAV), the school’s first dedicated seed fund. She mentors early-stage companies and advises institutional investors, family offices and sovereign wealth funds globally on asset allocation, fund investing versus direct investments, and responsible investing strategies and risk management questions. 

Before joining INSEAD in 2005, Claudia spent 16 years in global investment banking. At INSEAD, she launched the MBA elective ‘Managing Corporate Turnarounds’ and teaches Private Equity & Venture Capital, Corporate Turnaround and Risk management electives. She has frequently been nominated for the “Best Teaching Award” and has been awarded the “Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching” annually since 2008. 

Claudia is known for her extensive research on private equity in emerging markets. She is author of the book Mastering Private Equity – Transformation via Venture Capital, Minority Investments & Buyouts and the corresponding INSEAD case book, Private Equity in Action. 


Moderators (2)

Henny Sender

Henny Sender

Chief Correspondent, International Finance
Financial Times

Henny Sender joined the Financial Times in 2007. She was previously the Wall Street Journal's Senior Special Writer for the Money & Investing section and covered private equity and hedge funds. Before joining the Journal, Ms Sender worked in Hong Kong for nearly 10 years and covered regional finance for the Wall Street Journal Asia and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Prior to that, she was in Tokyo for five years for Institutional Investor. Ms Sender was part of a team at the Journal that won a Loeb award for coverage of the meltdown of Amaranth, a hedge fund. Her work on the overseas Chinese received a citation from the Overseas Press Club and she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Her book on India, The Kashmiri Pandits, was published by Oxford University Press. Ms Sender holds an MS from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Sarah Murray

Sarah Murray

Specialist Writer on Sustainable Development
Financial Times

Sarah Murray is a Specialist Writer on Sustainable Development and a Non-fiction author and editor. A former Financial Times journalist and long-time Financial Times contributor, she also writes for Stanford Social Innovation Review as well as for universities and foundations. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Economist, The Guardian, and the South China Morning Post. She has edited two books on philanthropy and is author of two non-fiction books, Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre, How We Dignify the Dead, and Moveable Feasts: From Ancient Rome to the 21st Century, the Incredible Journeys of the Food We Eat.

Agenda - 23rd Apr

  • 8:15am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Opening Remarks
  • 9:05am
  • 9:30am
    Panel Discussion: The Impact Track Record

    While there is much talk across Asia about how impact investing could support social and environmental causes and fix systemic regional problems, the question is who is actually investing today. What are the roadblocks? How can we develop a sufficient pipeline of investible projects and opportunities in the region? This panel will draw together experts and impact investors to talk about the state of the market in Asia and what more needs to be done to encourage others to participate so that investing for good becomes the norm rather than the exception.

  • 10:10am
    Panel Discussion: Changing Investment Mindsets

    One of the obstacles to expanding the sustainable investment sector is lack of awareness, confusion about definitions such as “value” and “impact” and the persistence of a focus on short-term returns rather than the long-term horizons needed for social impact. What tools – from policy measures to greater coverage by mainstream business and finance media – could be used to change this mindset? How can we spread knowledge, understanding and awareness of the fact that private capital can deliver solutions to social and environmental challenges while also generating a financial return?

  • 10:50am
    Networking Break
  • 11:10am
    Entrepreneurship Showcase

    Investment-ready entrepreneurs with the capacity and technology to solve social or environmental problems, scale up and make the kind of returns that will be appealing to investors are essential to the impact investing ecosystem. This showcase session will introduce two entrepreneurs who are making a difference. 

  • 11:40am
    Panel Discussion: The Policy Landscape

    As governments around the region recognise the power of impact investing to fill funding gaps, some are designing incentives to encourage private investors to step in. What can policy-makers do to incentivise the development of a financial sector where sustainable and impact investments goes mainstream? What kinds of incentives and regulatory measures do investors and asset managers believe could do most to advance sustainable and impact investing in the region?

  • 12:20pm
    Panel Discussion: Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

    Infrastructure developments such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative can help accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. If not built in the right way, infrastructure can exacerbate climate change. There is a focus therefore on building infrastructure that not only increases climate resilience but that, in its design, construction and operation, is environmentally sustainable. How might impact investing be harnessed to bring in private sources of funding for these developments? How should impact investors approach these initiatives so that their investments are in line with national development priorities, local community needs and environmental sustainability? What new technologies are improving climate resilience?

  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm
    Keynote Interview
  • 2:20pm
    Panel Discussion: Concessionary to Mainstream, an Impact Spectrum

    As the sector matures, some want to push for the mainstreaming of impact investment.  Yet others argue that an all-out embrace of market-rate investments will leave critical social and environmental challenges – for which rates of return may be concessionary – without funding sources, and that attention must be paid to investors who care more about social impact than financial returns. This panel will look at the types of investments along the impact spectrum and discuss how to develop an industry where investors with a wide range of goals – both social and financial – can play a role.

  • 3:00pm
    Breakout Sessions

    Option A: Financing for Forest Preservation

    Recent fires in the Amazon have raised awareness of the importance of rainforests to biodiversity and the world’s atmosphere. Meanwhile, environmentalists are carefully watching Indonesian plans for a new capital on the forested island of Borneo. How might investors help arrest the destruction of forests and ensure that new developments benefit the environment as well as humans?

    Option B: Gender Lens Investing

    With the launch of the 2X Challenge: Financing for Women and the Equality Fund, gender lens investing is gathering momentum. From enterprises providing services to women and girls in the region to companies that are promoting women as senior executives, gender lens investments are attracting more Asian investors. What do investors need to know and what are the opportunities for this type of investing in the region?

    Option C: ESG in Asia Pacific 

    With much talk of the mainstreaming of ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing in Europe and the US, Asian investors are also becoming more interested in the financial relevance of applying ESG to their portfolios. What is driving the market shift in Asia, how fast is ESG being adopted, what are the barriers, and how can investors position themselves to benefit from both the financial rewards of ESG investing and the ability to make an impact with their investments?

  • 3:50pm
    Networking Break
  • 4:10pm
    Panel Discussion: Empowering the Advisors

    To help more investors seek investments that deliver social and environmental impact as well as financial returns, advisors need to build the knowledge and insights that can inform their clients as they build sustainable, impact-related portfolios. What are the biggest knowledge gaps in the advisory industry and what more is needed to build the capacity of these advisors? How might wealth managers also start to help those currently engaged in venture philanthropy expand into impact investing?

  • 4:50pm
    Panel Discussion: Filling the Data Gaps

    Until measurement metrics are established for those wanting to invest for good, larger pools of capital cannot be unlocked, and some investors will remain sceptical or see sustainable impact investments as simply another form of charity. What measurement tools, scoring systems and new technologies are emerging that could give investors greater confidence in impact investing? And how can greater uniformity be brought to impact measurement so that investors are not forced to confront a confusing landscape of acronyms and conflicting standards?

  • 5:25pm
    Keynote Address
  • 5:45pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 5:50pm
    Cocktail Reception

Who attends?

Complimentary places are available to individuals who meet the following criteria. If you would like to apply to attend, please complete the short application form*.

  • For-profit and non-profit impact investors (CEO, Managing Partner, Principal, Director, Board Member)
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Pension Funds, sovereign wealth funds, life insurance companies and other institutional investors (CEO, CIO, Director of Investments, Head of Responsible Investment)
  • Government agencies, development finance institutions and multilateral organisations
  • Single-Family and Multi-Family Offices (CEO, CIO, Director of Investment Research)

*Places are strictly limited and subject to approval by the Publisher.

A limited number of paying tickets are available for senior representatives from the following sectors:

  • Wealth Management firms and Private banks
  • Asset Management firms
  • Private Equity firms
  • Investment banks
  • Lawyers and Management consultants
  • Rating agencies

To purchase tickets, please click here.


Why attend?

  • Leave the event understanding the potential for private capital to fill the funding gaps in solving the world’s biggest challenges
  • Hear directly from the policymakers, advisors and investment experts who are pursing new opportunities and developing innovative financing mechanisms at the intersection of philanthropy and investment
  • Meet dynamic leaders from foundations, institutional and individual investors, investment professionals and advisors, fund managers, development finance institutions and policymakers.
  • Learn about the latest financing tools that are available to investors who want to achieve social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.
  • Learn about cutting-edge forms of financing that are currently being developed or experimented with to address global challenges
  • Find out how to take the next steps in developing or offering financial products investors who want to use their investment funds to tackle global challenges.

Presented by (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Your guide to better business and finance.
No one can afford to ignore the $31 trillion* revolution underway in the world of ESG, impact investing and sustainable business. But which initiatives really work and which do not? FT Moral Money will be your essential, trusted guide to untangle the acronyms, cut through the hype and embrace a new era of better business and finance. Sign up to the weekly newsletter featuring insights from Gillian Tett, the FT’s award-winning editor-at-large, plus the best of our news and analysis, data and special reports.

Asia Founding Partner (1)

The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Impact Partner (1)

The Rockefeller Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, policy, and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power, and economic mobility. As a science-driven philanthropy focused on building collaborative relationships with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation seeks to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations. For more information, sign up for our newsletter at and follow us on Twitter @RockefellerFdn.

Lead Investment Partner (1)

BNP Paribas Asset Management is the asset management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s foremost financial institutions, and offers high value-added solutions to individual savers, companies, and institutional investors. It has a broad range of skills in four investment divisions: Equities, Fixed Income, Private Debt & Real Assets, and Multi-Asset, Quantitative and Solutions (MAQS). Sustainability is at the heart of BNP Paribas Asset Management’s strategy and investment decision-making process, making an active contribution to energy transition, environmental protection and the promotion of equality and inclusive growth. Its aim is to achieve long-term sustainable investment returns for its clients. BNP Paribas Asset Management has assets under management of EUR 436 billion* (as at 30 September 2019), with more than 520 investment professionals and almost 500 client servicing specialists, serving individual, corporate and institutional clients in 69 countries.

* EUR 589 billion of assets under management and advisory as of 30 September 2019

Knowledge Partner (1)

Bridging the great divide between the talk and action, accelerating the Sustainable Development agenda from intention to implementation – GoImpact means Impact made easy and actionable. We are an ecosystem developed to connect the dots and provide action enablersbuilt around 3 key pillars – GoLearn (education); GoNetwork (structured advocacy); GoInvest (deal flow platform for sustainable investments). Through our partners network with online-to-offline initiatives, we connect investors with deals relevant to their interests and provide learning opportunities to drive real change by example for everyone who is keen to understand more about the Sustainable Finance agenda.

Cocktail Reception Sponsor (1)

We are a leading international banking group, with more than a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

We are present in more than 60 markets, with over 1,000 branches and around 3,000 ATMs. 

Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. 

For more stories and expert opinions please visit Insights at Follow Standard Chartered on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Associate Sponsor (1)

Amundi is the European largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 10 globally. It manages 1,563 billion euros of assets across six main investment hubs. Amundi offers its clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas a wealth of market expertise and a full range of capabilities across the active, passive and real assets investment universes. Clients also have access to a complete set of services and tools. Headquartered in Paris, Amundi was listed in November 2015.

Thanks to its unique research capabilities and the skills of close to 4,500 team members and market experts based in 37 countries, Amundi provides retail, institutional and corporate clients with innovative investment strategies and solutions tailored to their needs, targeted outcomes and risk profiles.

Amundi. Confidence must be earned.

Innovation Partner (1)

IIX is a global organization transforming the world through a new approach to sustainable peace. Over the past decade, we have built the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for impact investing, Impact Partners, developed a proprietary Impact Assessment, created innovative financial products such as the Women's Livelihood Bond, operated award-winning enterprise technical assistance programs, and established an Impact Institute for training and education. To date, IIX's work has spanned 46 countries, unlocked $94 million of private sector capital, avoided over 1 million metric tons of carbon and impacted nearly 24 million lives. IIX has received numerous awards for its work including the Oslo Business for Peace Award, the ‘Nobel Prize for Business.'


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