IMAS-WWF Responsible Fund Managers Masterclass Workshop 2: How Can Fund Managers Integrate ESG & Climate into Their Investment Decisions?

IMAS-WWF Responsible Fund Managers Masterclass Workshop 2: How Can Fund Managers Integrate ESG & Climate into Their Investment Decisions?

21 Feb 2018

As social, environmental, technological, and economic mega-trends continue to shape the direction of markets, investors are faced with delivering returns in the face of new risks and opportunities. In this context, integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues into investment analysis can help investors assess and minimise risk and to capitalise on the opportunities of a low carbon and resource efficient future.   This workshop aims to give investors insight into the strategies and tools for ESG integration, and how leading investors are future-proofing their portfolios.

Join the following senior industry speakers as they continue to discuss the strategies and business case for ESG integration:

Lise Pretorius


ESG Engagement Manager, WWF Singapore;

Magnus Emfel


Senior Advisor, Finance, WWF Sweden;

Christer Jonsson


Head of Global Equities/Life, AMF;

Chia Boon Chong


Director, Group Sustainability, Singtel; and

Perpetua George


General Manager, Sustainability, Wilmar.

For more information on the Masterclass, please click <
here>.  For more information on the speakers, 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 sectors.  Last  year, the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS) issued a public statement endorsing its commitment to sustainability considerations, and expressed support for global and local standards such as the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, and the Singapore Stewardship Principles for Responsible Investors in April 2017.  Key Singapore asset owners such as the 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 introduced a new “comply or explain” sustainability reporting requirement and signed up on the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative as a partner exchange in 2016.

In collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (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 MAS, as part of broader capacity building efforts to understand and implement relevant ESG systems, processes and standards in the financial sector. 

Please join us and register your attendance now!


21 February 2018, Wednesday


2.30 pm – 5.30 pm (Registration starts at 2.00 pm)


The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)  

MAS Training Room, Level 16

10 Shenton Way

Singapore 079117


Complimentary for IMAS members

Light refreshments will be provided.  The Workshop will start at 2.30 pm sharp.

This Masterclass is exclusive to IMAS members only.  If you would like to attend this Workshop, please provide your registration details below and email to

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Due to seating constraints, registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to FOUR (04) registrations per company.

Please click <here> for Christer Jonsson (AMF) presentation.
Please click <here> for 
Magnus Emfel (WWF) presentation.
If you would like to have 
Lise Pretorius (WWF) presentation, kindly email her at

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