As ESG investing enters the mainstream and increased regulatory and LP pressures in the region are on the rise, it is becoming increasingly crucial for private equity fund managers in Asia to consider incorporating ESG and impact considerations into their strategies.
The annual AVCJ ESG Forum returns for the fifth year to provide an educational platform for industry practitioners. Co-hosted by AVCJ and the UNPRI, the forum aims to help GPs—whether they are at the early stage of their ESG journey or already have established policy frameworks—to discover trends and best practices when it comes to implementing, measuring and reporting ESG, and to continue to drive the discussion of ESG forwards.
Top reasons to attend:
Understandthe value proposition that ESG investing brings, through practical case studies and presentations
Learn about the importance of having an established governance framework in place
Hear about the development of impact investing in Asian private equity
Listen to successful examples of PE firms that have successfully developed an ESG strategy and managed climate risks within their portfolio
Participate in roundtable discussions covering topics such as the role of secondaries in ESG and water risks
Gain an insight into what the most important ESG considerations LPs look for when selecting a GP
A snapshot of companies represented at previous Forums include:
Aberdeen Asset Management
Adams Street Partners
Affinity Equity Partners
Baring Private Equity Asia
California State Teachers' Retirement System
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
CVC Capital Partners
Deutsche Bank Private Equity
Growald family fund
Hanwha Asset Management
High Impact Capital Advisors
Intermediate Capital Group
L Catterton Asia
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners
Multiples Alternate Asset Management
Munich Private Equity Partners
National Center for Sustainability Reporting
Navis Capital Partners
Quadria Capital Investment Management
Second Swedish National Pension Fund
Shaw Kwei & Partners
The Carlyle Group
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
... and many others!
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ERM is the global market leader in the provision of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) related consulting services to a client base of over 100 GPs and LPs on a consistent and regular basis. ERM's holistic service offering covers the full breadth of a Private Equity (PE) firms’ ESG needs across the investment life cycle, including GP-level policies, procedures and reporting, ESG due-diligence (acquisition and vendor), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), portfolio company value protection and value creation strategies, ESG compliance and risk management.
ERM has unrivalled capabilities and senior expertise including 20+ Partners focusing on PE globally, and over 4,900 specialists across 45+ markets to draw from, covering a full spectrum of technical service and sector specialists.
We are committed to creating value for our clients by providing strategic and technical advice in the business context. Our outputs comprise bankable reports, as a highly respected ESG adviser to lenders and pension funds, which rely comfortably on ERM's findings. Our 500+ PE assignments a year have helped ERM build a reliable reputation amongst PE practitioners globally.
Sustainability is at the heart of the services ERM provides and how we operate our business.
KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. For additional information, please visit us on Twitter @KKR_Co.
Vivien Teu & Co LLP is a Hong Kong corporate and commercial law firm established with the philosophy of a boutique law firm, with particular focus on investment funds, asset management and financial services, securities and regulatory, tax and trusts. The lawyers at the firm carry in-depth Hong Kong and international legal practice experience, combined with deep and broad knowledge of China and regional markets.
The legal practice areas at Vivien Teu & Co LLP encompass providing corporate and commercial law advice, as well as on securities law and financial regulatory advice in local and international transactions, and typically a go-to firm for corporate transactions, funds formation and clients seeking legal and regulatory advice involving Mainland China and Hong Kong elements. The firm has gained a reputation of offering seamless support on cross-border Hong Kong and Mainland China matters in the areas of asset management, investment funds, cross-border securities and investments, inbound and outbound mergers & acquisitions, China market entry strategies.
Vivien Teu & Co LLP combines the specialist knowledge and experience of its asset management and financial services practice in advising financial institutions including securities brokers, asset management firms, private banks and trust service providers. The firm also increasingly serves high-net-worth private clients and entrepreneurs in private trusts, tax, corporate and investment matters, in its wider financial services and wealth management practice; while the firm’s tax advisory capability is an integral part of its corporate and commercial practice and augments its asset management and financial services practice.
The team has strengthened an ESG focus of its investment funds and corporate practice, as well as working with charities, foundations, social enterprises and impact investors, seeing these as natural and necessary extensions of its existing practice areas. This latest development also reflects values embraced by the firm, as it believes sustainable finance is the future of investing and capital markets, and is committed to being a strong partner in this journey.
The firm has been ranked “Highly Recommended” in the practice area of “investment funds” by Asialaw Profiles 2019 and Asialaw Profiles 2020, “Recommended” for “Banking & Finance”, “Regulatory” and “Private Equity”, and as a notable firm for “Banking and Financial Services” and “Private Client”. It has also been recognised by the China Business Law Awards 2019 in the category of Family Wealth Management – International Law Firm.