IMAS-WWF Masterclass Workshop 3: Sustainable Finance Seminar on Climate and Energy

IMAS-WWF Masterclass Workshop 3: Sustainable Finance Seminar on Climate and Energy

8 May 2018

The transition to a low carbon economy will require a complete transformation of energy companies’ business models.  In this workshop, investors will learn about the key climate-related risks in the energy sector, as well as strategies and initiatives for de-risking their portfolios.

Join the following expert speakers as they discuss how companies and investors approach the issues faced with regards to Climate and Energy:

  • Sebastian Godinot, Economist, WWF European Policy Office; 
  • Lauren Lynch, Sustainable Finance Engagement Assistant Manager, WWF;
  • Adrian Suharto, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Neste;
  • Peter Rice, General Manager of Capital Markets, Origin Energy Limited;
  • Patrick Kuhner, Client Portfolio Manager, Rosenberg Equities, AXA Investment Managers;
  • Ly Lai, Deputy Head of ESG Analysis, Amundi

The topics to be covered are:

  • What does the future of the energy sector look like?
  • Other key ESG issues faced in the energy sector;
  • Companies’ perspectives in addressing climate risks;
  • The financial sector’s response to climate in the energy sector; and
  • Portfolio alignment and strategies from an Investor’s perspective.

For more information on the Masterclass, please click <here>.

Singapore is establishing itself to be a global financial centre with a strong sustainability focus, with initiatives launched across our asset management, banking, capital markets and insurance.  Last year, the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) issued a public statement endorsing its commitment to sustainability considerations, and expressing support for global and local standards such as the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and the Singapore Stewardship Principles for Responsible Investors (SSP) in April 2017.  Key Singapore asset owners such as MAS, GIC and Temasek also integrate sustainability considerations into their investment processes, which aim to deliver good long-term returns.  In banking, the Association of Banks in Singapore has launched industry guidelines on responsible financing in 2015; and implemented a haze diagnostic toolkit in 2017 to factor in haze related risks (e.g. such as no open burning on plantations, and build capacity on fire prevention with local communities) as part of loan underwriting decisions.  In the capital markets, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) introduced a new “comply or explain” sustainability reporting requirement and signed up on Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE) as a partner exchange in 2016.

In collaboration with WWF, IMAS is organising a series of workshops which will see international investors and sustainability experts discuss the business case for ESG integration and how it can boost the Singapore fund management industry.  These workshops are supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), as part of broader capacity building efforts to understand and implement relevant ESG systems, processes and standards in the financial sector.

So, join us and register your attendance now!


8 May 2018, Tuesday


2.30 pm to 5.40 pm (Registration starts at 2.00 pm)


Singapore Exchange, Academy Room


2 Shenton Way


#02-02 SGX Centre 1                        


(Entrance facing Lau Pat Sat)


Singapore 068804


Please bring along your photo ID to exchange for an access pass

This Workshop is exclusive to IMAS members only.  If you would like to attend the Workshop, please download the “
IMAS 20” mobile app at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to register.

Registrations for the Workshop can only be done via mobile app.  

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