In recent years, the uptake of integrating ESG into business practices has been on the rise, as more institutions consider the correlation between responsible investing and better returns. However, the growth of emerging markets in Asia has also meant that investors tend to take a shorter-term view on investments. Despite this, there is a growing understanding across investors and fund managers in Asia, that adopting ESG policies within portfolios can be financially beneficial in the long run and can also help reduce operational and reputational risks.
In light of this, the annual AVCJ ESG Forum returns for the fourth year to provide an educational platform for industry practitioners. Co-hosted by AVCJ and the UNPRI, the forum aims to help GPs discover trends and best practices when it comes to developing and implementing an ESG framework, and to continue the discussion on what is likely to be a matter of increasing importance in the region.
Learn about ESG factors institutional investors are taking into consideration when selecting a suitable fund manager
Understand how to develop a meaningful reporting framework when monitoring portfolio companies
Discover how the private equity industry can effectively implement the Sustainable Development Goals into deal-making
Listen to examples of regional PE funds that have successfully integrated ESG within their portfolios and achieved financial benefits as a result
Hear about the regulations, policies and trends that are driving the growth of ESG in Asia
Participate in roundtable discussions covering topics such as climate change, corruption and data privacy
A snapshot of companies represented at previous Forums include:
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