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Capability Development for Sustainable Finance & ESG Investments Roundtable


DATE & TIME

Thursday, 5 May, 2022

6:00 – 7:30am EDT

LOCATION

Hosted on Zoom.

CONTACT

Emma Martens, emartens@gbsn.org


Session Recording

BACKGROUND

Sustainable Finance & ESG Investment are amongst the most potent tools to help address some of the fundamental challenges that modern society is facing.

We are pleased to share the launch of the GBSN for Sustainable Finance & ESG Investment IMPACT Community to serve as a forum for taking Sustainable Finance to the next level. The goals of this new Impact Community are to improve the perception and the management of risks and opportunities associated with ESG factors, contribute to unlocking sustainable financial flows and positively impact the societies in the developing world, and making local businesses more perennial and sustainable. With the GBSN mission in mind, this Impact Community aims to increase awareness and support from a North to South perspective and to increase cooperation from a South to South perspective.

As a way to launch this new IMPACT Community, we invited academic faculty and administrators from institutions across the world, and practitioners from organizations which have domain expertise to join us for this inaugural roundtable discussion on May 5th, 2022. Developing the capability in local society and business comes as a result of developing the capacity of business schools to provide the kind of education that will enable students to have an impact on their communities. This could be through executive education or undergraduate education, or if research has an impact on the teaching. The Roundtable discussion covered the following questions:

  • How can we develop Sustainable Finance & ESG Investments capability through sharing resources, exchanging information, and facilitating collective action? 
  • What are the capacity and capability barriers and knowledge gaps preventing the development of Sustainable Finance and ESG Investment? 
  • How could business schools contribute to a better evaluation and management of local implications of the SFI/ESG agenda?
  • How can business schools better articulate and integrate students and professionals; companies, governments and society; local and global interests; to provide capacity, capability and knowledge in SFI/ESG with ultimate positive impact in the real world?

SPEAKERS

  • Edith Aldewereld

    Sustainable Finance Advisor
    ACATIS Fair Value Investment AG
    Switzerland
  • Giles Cuthbert

    Managing Director
    Chartered Banker Institute
    United Kingdom
  • Clemente del Valle

    Director, Center for Sustainable Finance
    Universidad de Los Andes
    Colombia
  • Lyn Javier

    Assistant Governor of the Policy and Specialized Supervision Sub-Sector
    Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas
    Philippines
  • Rui Zhu

    Professor of Marketing, Director of Social Innovation and Business for Good Center, Director of Common Prosperity and Social Innovation Center
    Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
    China

MODERATORS

  • Felipe Calderon

    Head, Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business
    Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
    Philippines
  • Ivan Diaz-Rainey

    Associate Professor of Finance; Director of the Climate and Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup)
    Department of Accountancy and Finance, University of Otago
    New Zealand
  • Dan LeClair, Ph.D

    CEO
    Global Business School Network
    USA
  • Aditya Singh

    Director
    Athena School of Management
    India
  • Viviane Torinelli

    Co-Founder Brazilian Alliance of Sustainable Finance and Investments (BRASFI)
    Professor FDC for Sustainable Finance and Investment
    Brazil

DATE & TIME

Thursday, 5 May

  • Singapore: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Beijing: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Sao Paulo: 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Washington DC: 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
  • Lagos: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Cape Town: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Dubai: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Mumbai: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

AGENDA

Agenda
5 minsIntroduction & Welcome
Dan LeClair, CEO, Global Business School Network, USA
Goals of the Impact Community 
Aditya Singh, Director, Athena School of Management, Chair, Sustainable Finance & ESG Investments Impact Community, India
5 minsFIRESTARTER
Edith Aldewereld, Founder, Women in Sustainable Finance and Partner, Sonnenberg Wealth Management AG, Switzerland
5 minsFIRESTARTER
Lyn Javier, Assistant Governor of the Policy and Specialized Supervision Sub-Sector Bangko Sentral Ng Philipinas, Phillipines
20 minsBreakout #1
What is happening in Sustainable Finance in your local systems?
10 minsReport Back & Discussion
Key Takeaways from groups.
5 minsFIRESTARTER
How institutions can help businesses incorporate ESG and what have been the outcomes of the CKGSB project.

Rui Zhu, Professor of Marketing, Director of Social Innovation and Business for Good Center, Director of Common Prosperity and Social Innovation Center, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, China
5 minsFIRESTARTER
Clemente del Valle, WEF; Director, Center for Sustainable Finance, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia
20 minsBreakout #2
What is your institution doing and what would you like to do?
What would you like to do as part of the Impact Community?
10 minsReport Back & Discussion
Key Takeaways from groups.
5 minsFIRESTARTER
Giles Cuthbert, Managing Director at Chartered Banker Institute, United Kingdom
5 minsClosing and Call to Action
Aditya Singh, Director, Athena School of Management, India

About GBSN Impact Communities

GBSN Impact Communities bring together scholars and business practitioners to address management and entrepreneurship challenges relevant to emerging economies. This creates knowledge, experiences, and relationships. Interest in forming learning communities is growing, with new ones emerging in human rights, sustainable energy, healthcare, and community-engaged learning.