AVCJ ESG Forum

The Four Seasons, Hong Kong and online
15 November 2021

#avcjesg


Watch the Live Broadcast (registered delegates only)

In the wake of the pandemic, responsible investment is gaining momentum with private markets investors as social inequities and climate action bring ESG principles into the light. With the momentum comes a multitude of initiatives, disclosure and reporting rules. The increased emphasis on ESG presents challenges and opportunities for GPs, and for newer and smaller fund managers across Asia especially as they look to build and manage an ESG programme.

Co-hosted by AVCJ and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the 7th annual AVCJ ESG Forum provides an educational platform for industry practitioners in the region to gather and share how they are tackling an array of issues from decarbonisation to LP reporting.

The forum aims to provide attendees with a deep dive into the latest trends, activity and regulations affecting ESG integration and to foster dialogue and debate between LPs, GPs and industry participants.

370
Attendees
255
Organisations
180+
Limited Partners
35
Expert Speakers
32
Countries

Topics to be included:

  • How will ESG practices in the alternatives space evolve in 2022 and beyond?
  • What are the key themes driving ESG integration in Asia?
  • What duties and responsibilities do PE firms have when it comes to reporting and compliance?
  • Will we see greater transparency and standardized accounting help with compliance?
  • How should mid-market and VC firms approach ESG to ensure they are not left behind?
  • How can GPs influence business strategies in their portfolio to transition to net zero?
  • How can good governance improve valuations of portfolio companies?
  • How should GPs and their portfolio companies manage supply chain risk?
  • To what extent Does ESG considerations in 2021 influence LP fund selection and decision making?

A snapshot of companies represented at previous Forums include:

  • 57 Stars
  • Abax Global Capital
  • Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • ACA Investments
  • Aceana Group
  • Adamantem Capital
  • Advantage Partners
  • Aether Investment Partners
  • Affinity Equity Partners
  • Affirma Capital
  • AlpInvest Partners
  • Altek Corporation
  • Alternative Investment Capital
  • AltQuest
  • Amicus Capital
  • Anthem Asia
  • Apex Group
  • APG Asset Management
  • Aramco Asia Japan
  • Arch Investment Management
  • Archap Services
  • Ardian
  • Ares SSG
  • Arkam
  • Ascend Vietnam Ventures
  • Asia Alternatives
  • Asia Environmental Partners
  • Asia Green Fund
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Atlas Asset Management
  • Atlas Investment Management
  • AVPN
  • Axiom Asia Private Capital
  • Azalea Investment Management
  • Bailador
  • Baring Private Equity Asia
  • Beijing Equity Investment Development Management
  • Bioveda Capital
  • BKAM
  • BMM
  • Brawn Capital
  • British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI)
  • BTV Group
  • Cabot Capital Partners
  • Caldera Pacific
  • Capital Dynamics
  • Capstone Partners
  • Cathay Life
  • C-Bridge Capital
  • CFA Society
  • China Post Life Insurance (CGF)
  • China-ASEAN Capital Advisory Company
  • Chiomenti
  • CIFC
  • CIGP
  • Citic Capital Partners
  • Click Ventures
  • Clifford Chance
  • Colinton Capital Partners
  • Coller Capital
  • Cornes
  • CPPIB
  • CRE Alliance
  • CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund
  • Cyberport Macro Fund
  • Daido Life Insurance Company
  • DBJ Asset Management
  • Denso International India
  • Dragon Capital
  • DVC
  • East India Capital Management
  • EDBI
  • EIG Global Energy Partners
  • Elevation Equity Partners Asia
  • EMPEA
  • Empower Ventures
  • Emtac International
  • Engie New Ventures
  • EQT Partners
  • ERM
  • EV Growth
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • FC Capital
  • Firstred Capital
  • Flexstone Partners
  • Focus Ventures
  • Fort Worth Employees’ Retirement Fund
  • FountainVest Partners
  • Fresco Capital
  • Fullerton Fund Management
  • Funds SA
  • Generali
  • German Investment Corporation (DEG)
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Government of Alberta
  • Gruss & Co
  • Hamilton Lane
  • HarbourVest Partners
  • High Commission of Canada - Singapore
  • HK Electric Investments
  • HKTDC
  • HKUST
  • HKVCA
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Hong-tai Electric Industrial
  • HOPU-ARM Innovation Fund
  • HPC Germany GmbH
  • Icare NSW
  • IDI infrastructures
  • Imperium Capital
  • Indgrowth Capital
  • Ingenious Haus Group
  • Insight Partners
  • Insurance Authority
  • International Finance Corporation
  • J.P. Morgan
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation
  • Japan Industrial Solutions
  • JG Summit Holdings
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Kejora Capital
  • KKR
  • Koc Holding
  • Korea Investment Corporation
  • Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan)
  • Langham Hall
  • Lazard Asia Limited
  • Legend Capital
  • Lexington Partners
  • LGT Capital Partners
  • LIM Advisors
  • Lotus Peak Capital
  • M&G Private Funds Investment
  • Macquarie Group
  • Manulife Asset Management
  • Manulife Investment Management
  • MBK Partners
  • McGuireWoods
  • MingJian
  • Mitsui & Co
  • Mizuho Asia Partners
  • Mizuho Capital Partners
  • Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS)
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Mount Vernon Sanctuary
  • MPC Capital
  • National Investment Corporation of the National Bank of Kazakhstan
  • National Taiwan University Hospital
  • Navis Capital Partners
  • New Forests
  • NewQuest Capital Partners
  • Nipsea Nippon Paint
  • Nissay Asset Management Corporation
  • Noah Holdings
  • Nomura Funds Research and Technologies
  • Northstar Advisors
  • Novo Holdings A/S
  • Oak Sky Capital
  • Oaktree Capital
  • Office Dr. Uli Sigg
  • Ogier
  • Olympus Capital Asia
  • Openspace Ventures
  • ORIX Life Insurance Corporation
  • Pacific Equity Partners
  • Paddington St Finance
  • PAG
  • Paragon Partners Asia
  • Parly Company
  • Pathway Capital Management
  • Pavilion Capital
  • Pear Tree Labs
  • Pegasus 7 Ventures
  • Permira Advisers
  • PG Impact Investments
  • PGGM Private Equity
  • PineBridge
  • Platinum Equity
  • Principle Advisory Services
  • Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Prodigy Capital Management
  • Proskauer
  • PSP Investments
  • QIC
  • Quadrant Private Equity
  • Reefknot Investments
  • Riviera Investments
  • Samsung Asset Management
  • San Marco Capital
  • Sarona Asset Management
  • SBI Brunei - Ministry of Finance and Economy
  • SEAF
  • Sealink Capital Partners
  • Sedco Capital
  • Sen Family Office
  • Sherman Family Office
  • Shun Hing Capital
  • Signal Iduna Select Invest Gmbh
  • SOMPO Asset Management
  • Stahl Associates
  • Stakeboat Capital
  • Starquest Capital
  • StepStone Group
  • STIC Investments
  • Strategic Year
  • Structure Group
  • Sumitomo Corporation
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
  • Sun Hung Kai
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
  • SVCA
  • Syalin Sdn Bhd
  • Tata Opportunities Fund
  • TAU Investment Management
  • Team Ventures
  • Temasek International
  • Testerman Advisory
  • The Carlyle Group
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company
  • The Gibraltar Life Insurance
  • The Great Eastern Life Assurance Company
  • The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • The Industrial Bank of Kuwait KSC
  • Thrive Advisory Services
  • TKP Foundation
  • Tockington Capital Management
  • Top Capital Development
  • TPG
  • Twenty Seven Ventures
  • UniGlobe Capital
  • Union Financiere Boel
  • Unison Capital
  • Unitas Capital
  • Uniting Financial Services
  • UOB Venture Management
  • USS Investment Management
  • UTSB Management
  • Valkin
  • Värde Partners
  • Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company
  • Vivien Teu & Co
  • Wells Fargo
  • White & Case
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Wilshire Associates
  • Woori Bank
  • Woori Private Equity Asset Management
  • XJ Investment
  • Yunqi Partners

... and many others!

"The accelerating importance of sustainable and responsible investing makes each year's AVCJ ESG conference a great place for understanding global best practices and how one can stay at the forefront of this ever-growing sector."

Steven R. Okun, CEO, APAC Advisors & ASEAN Representative, EMPEA

"The AVCJ ESG Forum raised both awareness and recognition of ESG best practice across the globe. It’s especially helpful and meaningful for those in emerging markets like China to learn how to incorporate ESG into their investment decision-making process for a more sustainable growth path going forward."

Frankie Fang, Managing Partner, STARQUEST CAPITAL

"Every year, the AVCJ ESG Forum is the best opportunity to update myself on the trends of the ESG world and to learn various efforts by both LPs and GPs in this region."

Katsuya Baba, Partner, Chief Administrative Officer, ADVANTAGE PARTNERS

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