ASrIA BRIEFING: Integrating ESG into Investment Practices

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ASrIA BRIEFING: Integrating ESG into Investment Practices

26 May 2011 Hong Kong

With Special Thanks to FTSE for Providing the Venue Register Now

Date
Thursday, 26 May 2011

Time
12:00 – 2:00pm

Location
FTSE Hong Kong Offices
35/F, Two Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

Members: Free
Non-Members: HKD250

The integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) into investment analysis, decision-making and stewardship is an area of increasing attention among institutional and retail investors. This is evidenced in the number of UN PRI global signatories growing to 870 now with over USD 25 trillion in assets under management. Whether it is portfolio construction, asset allocation, engagement, or stock analysis, ESG factors are now relevant at multiple levels of the investment cycle.

Index and data providers play an important and central role in developing tools for a more complete understanding of risk and opportunity associated with investments. As a pioneer of globally accepted criteria to define ESG standards, FTSE has been at the forefront of developing index and data investment tools for this purpose, this year marking the 10th anniversary of the FTSE4Good Index Series. With the recent introduction of FTSE4Good Ratings, analysts and managers have new tools to research and identify correlation of ESG and financial performance.

At this seminar David Harris, Director of Responsible Investment at FTSE Group, will share his knowledge and experience on ESG investment practices globally and introduce index and data tools which facilitate this process. A spotlight will be cast on insights we can gain from tools like FTSE4Good Ratings to show practical applications of the data available.

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:30
Registration & networking

12:30 – 12:40
Welcome remarks
Rebecca Wright, General Manager, ASrIA

12:40 – 13:30
Speaker presentations

David E. Harris Director of Responsible Investment, FTSE Group
Tools to facilitate the investment selection and analysis process

Alexandra Tracy, Chairman, ASrIA
Disclosure and linkage to investment

13:30 – 13:45 Speaker Q&A and Panel with Chris Tang, Portfolio Manager, Lloyd George Management

13:45 – 14:00 Closing remarks & networking

For Registration click here.

*Seats are limited with priority to ASrIA members and representatives from the financial services industry.

For more information please contact Cliff Lee, [email protected] or +852 3105 3701.

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About ASrIA
The Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) 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. http://www.asria.org