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BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum

BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum

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In the 12 months since our inaugural forum in 2016, we have seen momentum swell behind green finance and an even greater need for urgent action on sustainability.

It has also been extremely pleasing from our position here in Asia Pacific to see the emergence of China as a leader on the subject of green finance. This year our Sustainable Future Forum examined how china is factoring sustainability into its future development plans.

At BNP Paribas we are pleased to play role in the Green Finance Taskforce and to contribute our expertise. We recognise that we can work alongside policymakers to create opportunities for business throughout Asia Pacific that effect development at all levels of society. As a bank, we have an important role to play in the transition to a more sustainable future and in realising these opportunities alongside our clients, as well as the communities in which we operate.

In 2017, we hosted our Sustainable Future Forum in Paris and Singapore, bringing together corporates, investors and financial institutions on both sides of the globe to debate the challenges, opportunities and commercial solutions arising from the US$5 to $7 trillion needed annually to achieve sustainable global growth.

We are delighted that UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim delivered a keynote address to our Singapore event, with a full day agenda featuring industry leaders from across the private and public sectors on sustainable business opportunities and solutions.

Speakers come from companies and organisations including, but not limited to:

  • AVIVA India Life Insurance Company
  • Asian Development Bank
  • AGL Energy
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
  • European Investment Bank
  • UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Manulife Asset Management
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Social Ventures Hong Kong
  • Schulze Global Investments
  • Maunoury – Humanis
  • AMP Capital
  • MAN Group
  • Patamar Capital
  • Business Council Australia
  • Room to Read
  • World Energy Council
  • Singapore Power
  • Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking
  • CFA Institute
  • Lafarge Holcim
  • GIST Advisory
  • Moody’s Investors Service
  • KWAP
  • Grameen Capital India
  • Olam
  • UniSuper
  • World Agroforestry Centre
  • WTA tennis legend Martina Navratilova and Kim Clijsters

In a fast-evolving context, the BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum provided attendees with up-to-date insights from acclaimed thought-leaders, as well as the opportunity to discover innovations that are changing the corporate landscape. The Forum showcased how our clients – from corporates to institutions to every day consumers – must adapt to create, and operate successfully in, a more sustainable world.

Please see highlights from this year’s forum below.

It explored the following themes:

  • ESG – Sustainability & governance in the boardroom; Green China & fiduciary duty; Solving the black hole; ESG performance data
  • IMPACT INVESTING  – Investing for impact in Asia – Myths and Realities
  • SUSTAINABLE FINANCE What are the implications for investment in Asia Pacific
  • GREEN FINANCE – Opportunities and challenges in linking capital markets to sustained economic growth
  • CORPORATE PURPOSE – Does sustainability drive profitability
  • ENERGY TRANSITION – Driving sustainable economic growth while de-risking existing capacity
  • GENDER – Creating business success through gender equality

As empowering women and promoting gender equality is crucial to accelerating sustainable development, the BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum was held in conjunction with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore tennis tournament, the world’s premier women’s sporting event.

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