Environmental, Social & Governance

[Webinar] Essentials for Transitioning to a Net-Zero Portfolio

Overview

As stewards of capital, asset managers play a key role in helping to steer capital towards sustainability. Many asset managers are committing to support investing aligned with the target for net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. This webinar will provide insights on what asset managers should know and consider when they plan to align their portfolio with the net-zero target.

Objective

By the end of the webinar, participants will:
- Aware of the changing dynamics in the ESG market
- Explore the potential portfolio pathway to net zero
- Know more of the challenges and opportunities to transit towards a net-zero portfolio.

Content

- Why does net zero matter to asset managers?
- Relevant initiatives, frameworks, guidelines and benchmarks
- Ways to transit towards a net-zero portfolio from the perspective of active and passive managers
- Common challenges/pain points and opportunities to transit towards a net-zero portfolio.

Who should attend

The webinar is primarily targeted at asset managers, fund managers and investment professionals who want to improve the transition toward a net-zero portfolio.

Financial Incentive Scheme of the WAM Pilot Programme

This is one of the eligible courses / seminars under the Financial Incentive Scheme (“The Scheme”) of the WAM Pilot Programme.

Eligible in-service practitioners of the financial services industry could apply for a reimbursement up to 80% of the course / seminar fees, or a maximum of HK$10,000 per person for courses/seminars held for the period from 1 October 2016 to 31 August 2022 upon satisfactory completion.

Each individual may apply for reimbursement for more than one course / seminar subject to a maximum of HK$10,000 but each course / seminar can only be reimbursed once.

The duly signed application form together with the FIVE supporting documents must be submitted within FOUR months from the last day of the course / seminar attended. Please refer to the WAM Pilot Programme website for more details.

WAM Pilot Programme Special Requirements

If you plan to apply for reimbursement under the Financial Incentive Scheme (FIS), please ensure your device/computer has the camera feature or with webcam installed as you are required to turn on your camera throughout the webinar.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Loretta NG
Ms. Ng is a climate and sustainability partner at PwC Hong Kong and a member of the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA). As a thought leader and senior expert in sustainability, she leads Responsible Investments, M&A and ESG practices in financial services in the Asia Pacific region.

As the main person in charge of climate and sustainable development in the financial industry, Ms. Ng's and her team comprehensively cover various asset classes, across mainland, Hong Kong and international asset management institutions. She has provided a full range of Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) climate risk disclosure services for a number of Hong Kong and cross-border Type 9 licensed asset management companies, including climate governance structure design, full investment process integration and disclosure of climate risk, and climate risk disclosure. In addition, she has spearheaded multiple ESG due diligence practices for international private equity firms, provided ESG policy consulting and framework design for large investment institutions.
Clinton PANG
Mr. Pang is a Senior Manager of PwC team based in Hong Kong. He specialises in responsible investment and has advised on ESG strategy and investment framework development and implementation for a variety of PwC’s top alternative investment clients across Asia, including private equity, venture capital, private debt and distressed investors.

His M&A transactions experience which includes operational and carve-out due diligence, synergy assessment, TSA development, post deal integration and separation provide him with unique experience in strategic considerations for responsible investment and sustainable value creation throughout the investment lifecycle. Prior to joining PwC Deals Advisory, he served 4 years with PwC’s Assurance practice and led financial audits, advisory services for reverse takeover and sustainability audits for listed companies, SOE and conglomerates.

Details

Code
TSBES22000101
Date & Time
Wednesday, 20 Jul 2022 (12:20PM - 1:20PM)
Venue
Virtual Platform
Relevant Subject
Type 9 - Asset management
Ethics/Compliance
Language
English
Hours
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00
Fees
All Member: HK$270
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$270
Non-Member: HK$540
Student Member (UHKSI): HK$135