Asia Sustainable Finance Roundtable

Engagement for transition
with support from SynTao Green Finance and China SIF
Session Type
Session Themes
Climate Finance and Investment
Energy Transition
Sustainable Finance
Room number
Hall 7 Room 16
Contact Email
20 October 2023
10:45 - 13:30 Abu Dhabi

This session will provide an overview of latest development of sustainable finance in Asia within the context of national and regional climate targets. Topics will include transition finance policies, taxonomy and products, transition pathway for key industries as well as just transition. The session will have special focus on engagement strategy to discuss how investors (especially global investors) can engage with Asian companies on their transition plans efficiently and effectively. The session will conclude with a panel discussion on how asset owners, asset management firms and investee companies can enhance communications to tackle common challenges.   

Session themes:

  • Global policy developments regarding transition finance framework and taxonomy.  
  • The impacts of climate transition in Asia on key industries and investors. 
  • Support for global asset owners to communicate with asset management firms in Asia and for global institutional investors to engage with investee companies in Asia. 


Executive Director, Financial Services Development Council (FSDC)
Head of Risk, Sovereign Fund of Egypt
Portfolio Manager, General Manager of Value Investment Department, AXA SPDB Asset Managers
Head of Sustainability Coordination and Governance, AXA Investment Managers
ESG Analyst, Bloomberg
Chairperson, Friends of the Earth
Regional Coordinator, Asia Pacific, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
Director of Policy, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
Director, Sustainable Investing, Fidelity International
Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP, Mishcon Purpose
Lead, Sustainability Disclosure and Transparency Program, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Director, Stewardship and Corporate Engagement, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change
Head of Compliance & AML, Albilad Capital
Founder and Managing Director, Asia Research & Engagement
Lead ESG Analyst, Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management
Executive Director, Head, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Khazanah Nasional Berhad
Executive Director, Partnerships, COP28
Director, Beijing Office, ClimateWorks Foundation
Chief Financial Officer, Tiqmo


Chairman, SynTao Green Finance