Speakers

We are honored to have confirmed the following distinguished speakers for the conference.

DAY 1 (Tuesday, 5 June 2018)

GROWING GREEN


Welcome Address

James Grabert Mr. Hong Joo Hahm
Officer-in-Charge, UNESCAP




James Grabert Mr. James Grabert
Director, Sustainable Development Mechanisms Programme, UNFCCC





Keynote Address

Masagos Zulkifli Mr. Masagos Zulkifli
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs, Republic of Singapore





Panel 1 - The Case for Green Finance

Grant Kirkman Mr. Grant Kirkman
Team Leader, UNFCCC




Pierre Rousseau Mr. Pierre Rousseau
Head of Global Markets APAC, and Strategic Adviser-elect for Sustainable Business, Global CIB, BNP Paribas



Christopher Flensborg Mr. Christopher Flensborg
Head of Climate & Sustainable Finance, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken




Sameer Chopra Mr. Sameer Chopra
Managing Director, ESG Research APAC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch




Clara Ferreira-Marques Ms. Clara Ferreira-Marques
Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews





Panel 2 - The Regional Green Finance Market and Global Experiences

Jeanne Stampe Ms. Jeanne Stampe
Head of Asia Sustainable Finance, Global Finance Practice Leadership Team, WWF




Sean Kidney Mr. Sean Kidney
Co-Founder and CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative




Herry Cho Ms. Herry Cho
Director, Head of Sustainable Finance Asia Pacific, ING




Laura Altinger Ms. Laura Altinger
Senior Advisor, Climate Chance and Finance, UNESCAP





Panel 3 - Green Bond Issuer and Underwriter Interview - Sovereigns

Dominique Duval Ms. Dominique Duval
Sustainable Banking – Head of Asia-Pacific, Credit Agricole




Antoine Aubel Mr. Antoine Aubel
Deputy Head of Economic Department for South-East Asia, French Treasury




Rahul Ghosh Mr. Rahul Ghosh
Senior Vice President, ESG and Green Bonds , Moody’s Investors Service




Flora Chao Ms. Flora Chao
Global Head of Funding, Treasury Market Operations, International Finance Corporation





Panel 4 - Green Bond Issuer and Underwriter Interview – Corporates

Clifford Lee Mr. Clifford Lee
Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, DBS




Conan Tam Mr. Conan Tam
Co-Head of Asia Pacific Debt Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch




Benjamin Lamberg Mr. Benjamin Lamberg
Global Head of MTNs & Private Placements, and Head of Asia Credit, Credit Agricole




Carine de Boissezon Ms. Carine de Boissezon
Finance Director, International Division, EDF




Trisha Taneja Ms. Trisha Taneja
Head of Sustainable Bonds, Americas and APAC, Sustainalytics






Panel 5 - Investor Panel: Building a Sustainable Portfolio

Jean-Marie Masse Mr. Jean-Marie Masse
Global Head and Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation




Hardik Shah Mr. Hardik Shah
ESG Practice Manager, GMO




Alex Ng Mr. Alex Ng
Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management




Stewart James Mr. Richard Ditizio
President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute





Panel 6 - Green Lending and Securitization

Juliette Macresy Ms. Juliette Macresy
Head of Greater China and South East Asia Market, Vigeo Eiris




Peeyush Pallav Mr. Peeyush Pallav
Senior Vice President, Structured Debt Solutions , DBS




Cedric Rimaud Mr. Cedric Rimaud
Director of Emerging Markets Research, Gimme Credit




Jay Mariyappan Mr. Jay Mariyappan
Managing Director, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources





Panel 7 - Public Policies and Incentives to Support Green Finance

Nathalie Aufauvre Ms. Nathalie Aufauvre
Director General for Financial Stability and Operations, Banque de France; Central Banks and Supervisors Network for Greening the Financial System



Stewart James Mr. Stewart James
Head of Group Public Affairs, Asia Pacific, HSBC




Alexander Barkawi Mr. Alexander Barkawi
Founder and Director , Council on Economic Policies




Adam Cotter Mr. Adam Cotter
Head of Asia, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum





Panel 8 - Day One Takeaways and Introduction to the GIC Roundtable

Laura Altinger Ms. Laura Altinger
Senior Advisor, Climate Chance and Finance, UNESCAP




Adam Cotter Mr. Adam Cotter
Head of Asia, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum




Yossef Zahar Mr. Yossef Zahar
Senior Finance Expert, RCC/IGES




Grant Kirkman Mr. Grant Kirkman
Team Leader, UNFCCC




Mark Austen Mr. Mark Austen
CEO, GFMA and ASIFMA





Closing Remarks

Mark Austen Mr. Mark Austen
CEO, GFMA and ASIFMA






DAY 2 (Wednesday, 6 June 2018)

ASIA-PACIFIC GREEN INVESTMENT CATALYST ROUNDTABLES


Opening Remarks

James Grabert Mr. James Grabert
Director, Sustainable Development Mechanisms Programme, UNFCCC




Tetsuo Kuyama Mr. Tetsuo Kuyama
Director, IGES Regional Centre




Session 1: Sustainable Bonds for MFI Financing

Kiyoshi Nishimura Mr. Kiyoshi Nishimura
CEO, Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility, Manila




Adisorn V. Singhsacha Mr. Adisorn V. Singhsacha
Founder and CEO, Twin Pine Group, Bangkok




Tal Brod Mr. Tal Brod
Managing Director, Mexichem/Netafim




Neal Youngquist Mr. Neal Youngquist
Senior Advisor, UN Capital Development Fund, Myanmar




Yossef Zahar Mr. Yossef Zahar
Senior Finance Expert, RCC/IGES





Session 2: The Emergence of ASEAN Green Loans

John Groesbeek Mr. John Groesbeek
 Acting Deputy Treasurer & Head Syndications - Asia Pacific, International Finance Corporation




Octavio B. Peralta Mr. Octavio B. Peralta
Secretary General, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific




Bruce McKenzie Mr. Bruce McKenzie
Associate Director, Institutional Banking, ANZ




Trisha Taneja Ms. Trisha Taneja
Head of Sustainable Bonds, Americas and APAC, Sustainalytics




Jean-Christophe Manghardt Mr. Jean-Christophe Manghardt
Initiative Lead, ING Innovation Representative for the Sustainable Collective Finance Asia (SFCA)




Gaurav Kwatra Mr. Gaurav Kwatra
Principal, Oliver Wyman




Yossef Zahar Mr. Yossef Zahar
Senior Finance Expert, RCC/IGES





Session 3: A New Green Lending Facility for Asia Pacific

Jenny Koh Ms. Jenny Koh
Regional Director, Asia, GuarantCo




Amir Masood Khan Mr. Amir Masood Khan
CEO/President, First Micro Finance Bank Ltd.





Umair Javed Mr. Umair Javed
Director, OBOR Development Corporation, Pakistan




Saleem Zia Mr. Saleem Zia
Chief Operating Officer, Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Facility




Cedric Rimaud Mr. Cedric Rimaud
Director of Emerging Markets Research, Gimme Credit





Session 4: The Role of Asia-Pacific Green Bond Standards

Esther An Ms. Esther An
Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited




Mark Robinson Mr. Mark Robinson
Manager, Sustainability Services, DNV GL Business Assurance





Frederic Samama Mr. Frederic Samama
Co-head of Institutional Clients, Amundi Asset Management




Emmanuel Buttin Mr. Emmanuel Buttin
Policy Expert – Financial Regulation and Green Finance, Banque de France




Rebecca Wright Ms. Rebecca Wright
Director, Asia Investor Group on Climate Change





Session 5: Impact and Compliance Monitoring of Green Bonds

Caroline Waqabaca Ms. Caroline Waqabaca
Chief Manager Financial Markets, Reserve Bank of Fiji




Juliette Macresy Ms. Juliette Macresy
Head of Greater China and South East Asia Market, Vigeo Eiris




Sean Kidney Mr. Sean Kidney
Co-Founder and CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative




Lise Pretorius Ms. Lise Pretorius
Sustainable Finance Engagement Manager, WWF




Grant Kirkman Mr. Grant Kirkman
Team Leader, UNFCCC





Closing: Making Green Finance Structures a Reality in the Region

James Grabert Mr. James Grabert
Director, Sustainable Development Mechanisms Programme, UNFCCC


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