Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong
12 November 2018


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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.

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Expert Speakers
  • 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:

  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Actis
  • Adams Street Partners
  • Advantage Partners
  • Affinity Equity Partners
  • AIF Capital
  • Alberta, Canada
  • AlpInvest Partners
  • Aozora Bank
  • Baring Private Equity Asia
  • California State Teachers' Retirement System
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Coller Capital
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • Deutsche Bank Private Equity
  • EQT Partners
  • ERM
  • Future Fund
  • GIC
  • Growald family fund
  • Hanwha Asset Management
  • High Impact Capital Advisors
  • IFC
  • IFM Investors
  • Intermediate Capital Group
  • JD Capital
  • KKR
  • 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
  • New Forests
  • PAI Partners
  • Pantheon
  • Pavilion Capital
  • Permira
  • PGGM
  • PineBridge Investments
  • QIC
  • Quadria Capital Investment Management
  • Second Swedish National Pension Fund
  • Shaw Kwei & Partners
  • Temasek International
  • The Carlyle Group
  • TPG Capital
  • Tsing Capital
  • Unison Capital
  • United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

... and many others!