Low Carbon Investment in Asia Briefing Event – Shanghai

Low Carbon Investment in Asia Briefing Event – Shanghai

Date: Monday, March 21, 2011, 14:30-18:00
Venue: Chubb Insurance (China) Company Ltd. 13F, CITIC Square, No 1168 Nanjing Road West, Shanghai

This event is free of charge

It is our pleasure to invite you to join ASrIA and our project sponsor, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British Government, for the Low Carbon Investment in Asia (LCIA) Briefing Event in Shanghai.

We also wish to thank the venue sponsor, Chubb Insurance (China) Company Ltd. for their support of the event.

The briefing is a culmination of an 18-month project implemented by ASrIA to examine climate change issues relevant to investment in select industries in Asia and the implications of moving towards a low carbon economy.

ASrIA will be presenting key findings about the implications of climate change for investors in two new reports:

Sector Findings – examining the key risk and opportunities for low carbon investment in six sectors (Agribusiness, Energy, Finance, IT and Mobile Communications, Property and Construction, and Transportation) in Asia
Analytical Framework Review and Development – providing an integrated look at how investment professionals in Asia can consider climate change in their investment process
These reports incorporate feedback we heard in our one-on-one meetings with investment analysts and fund managers in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mumbai between July and September 2010.

Why investment professionals should attend?
Whether you are a seasoned investor in the low carbon sector or trying to be a climate change “champion” within your organisation, the briefing event will be valuable because it:

Delivers current analysis about climate change strategy and performance for six key sectors in Asia
Frames the discussion into practical considerations faced by institutional investors
Offers you a networking opportunity with others interested in low carbon investing
For Registration click here.

If you would like further details on this project contact the ASrIA office at [email protected] or +852 3105 3701.

About the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA)
The Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (www.asria.org) is a not for profit, membership association dedicated to promoting corporate responsibility and sustainable investment practice in the Asia Pacific region. ASrIA’s members include investment institutions managing over US$4 trillion in assets, however membership is open to any organization which has an interest in sustainable investment.

ASrIA’s goal is to build market capacity for SRI. We provide insightful, up to date and accessible information on the development of SRI in Asia and globally. We have also become the platform for different sectors within the community to exchange information and perspectives on SRI, and to take practice forward.

About the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK FCO)
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office works around the globe to drive forward international action to tackle climate change. Addressing climate change requires a sustained global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The British Consulate-General in Hong Kong aims to support the Hong Kong government, businesses and investors in developing low carbon strategies, through promoting debate and sharing UK expertise.

About the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies (Chubb)
For nearly 130 years, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies* has been delivering exceptional property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses and individuals around the world.Today, Chubb is 11th largest property and casualty insurer in the United States and have a worldwide network of some 120 offices in 27 countries staffed by 10,200 employees. The Chubb Corporation reported $50 billion in assets and $13 billion in revenues in 2009.

According to Fortune magazine, Chubb is the 176th largest U.S.-based corporation. Forbes listed Chubb as one of America’s 400 Best Big Companies.

*Chubb refers to member insurers of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Not all insurers do business in all jurisdictions.