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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment is garnering much attention in recent years and has now become an integral part of investments. In particular, impact investing is a growing industry filled with investors who intend to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

Investors (fund managers as well as in-house investment teams that make direct investments) are being challenged by asset owners to include ESG considerations in their stock selection process, while some investors have also been actively pushing the agenda with corporate management.

The few areas that can differentiate good and bad investors:
- Shareholder engagement process: we will talk about best practices in proxy voting and whether ESG issues are being addressed
- Introducing discussions on board diversity
- Active stewardship principles and practices

The observation of challenges:
- Standardization of disclosures and data availability
- Some companies may require incentives to produce disclosures or change behavior
- Investment highlights from the Marsh McLennan Global Risk Report published by the World Economic Forum


Coronavirus Containment Measure:
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, we kindly ask that all event participants wear a mask when attending the event
- To minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus, if you or a family member has been overseas within 14 days of this event, then we kindly request that you do not attend.
- To prevent the spread of Covid-19, food and beverages will not be provided during the event
- Chamber staff will be conducting temperature checks at the premises.

DISCLAIMER
Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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Speaker(s)

Adeline Tan, Wealth Business Leader, Mercer Hong Kong

As one of the senior female leaders at Mercer, Adeline Tan brings an empathetic touch to the world of pensions and investments in her role with the Wealth Team of Hong Kong. Having built a cross-continental career, from the UK to Hong Kong, she left the UK after 12 years in consulting to lead the investment advisory team at Mercer in Hong Kong. In three years’ time under her leadership, the wealth team has grown to be recognized as the leading wealth advisory firm in Hong Kong.

Adeline leads a team of analytical minds to interrogate financial data to create value for clients. She makes the most of her education and experience to guide her team by studying the small details, so that they can reveal what the data represents to their clients. Her team is currently working on ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors around climate change: mining the wealth of data at their disposal and considering mitigating factors, and then exploring how these insights can add value to their clients’ businesses.

At Mercer, she thrives on seeing the bigger picture, yet driving her team to understand the critical nature of the little details that can turn something on its head. She believes that paying attention to the little things can bring more benefits in terms of saving time, effort and even dollars, than purely looking at big things.

 

Language English
Date and Time 2021/08/11 10:00 to 11:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 2823 1282
Email: cathy@chamber.org.hk
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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