Asia’s #1 event for sustainability in private markets

The Responsible Investment Forum series bring together the most sophisticated institutional investors, fund managers, expert advisors, and highly recognized thought leaders. Providing an opportunity to discuss developing sustainable investment strategies that can enhance returns.

Against the backdrop of an increased commitment to sustainability in financial markets across the Asia-Pacific region, this inaugural Forum comes at the perfect time. Hosted in Singapore, a burgeoning sustainability hub, this event marks a transformative moment for sustainability in Asian private markets. As regulators, fund managers, and investors increasingly prioritise sustainable practices, this forum will serve as a catalyst for dialogue, collaboration, and innovation.

Don’t miss your chance to connect with industry leaders, fund managers, and visionary thought leaders at this unique event.

Investors attending include:

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2024 Key Themes

  • The evolution of sustainability in Asian private equity
  • Working with investment teams and portfolio companies across multiple jurisdictions on ESG initiatives
  • ESG Data Convergence Initiative Update
  • Strategically embedding ESG into value creation plans
  • GP/LP data dialogue: making data useful for investing
  • Managing complex supply chains in Asian private equity
  • Navigating regulatory landscapes: strategies for Asian PE firms
  • Portfolio company insights on sustainability and ESG enhancement in Asia
  • Investor view: to what extent is ESG impacting allocations in Asia?
  • Driving action on climate in Asian private equity
  • To what extent is ESG a useful fundraising tool in the region?
  • Practical tips to avoid greenwashing in private equity

Leading the way in responsible investment practices

Exceptional event content

Gain the latest insights and best practice from industry experts to transform your responsible investment strategies for the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Unparalleled Networking 

Collaborate with your peers and benchmark your progress. Network during breaks, interactive working sessions, and invite-only breakfasts.

Meet Leading Investors

Secure your next investment from leading institutional and private investors. Previous Responsible Investment Forum attendees include APG Asset Management, CalSTRS, Canadian Union of Public Employees, NYC Comptroller, NYCERS, HOOPP, United Church Funds, Wafra and many more.

2024 Speakers include

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Part of the Sustainable Investor Summit Asia

Co-hosted with the 3rd Annual RI Asia, the inaugural Responsible Investment Forum Asia forms the Sustainable Investor Summit. Bringing together thought leaders from both private and public markets across Asia and beyond. The focus will centre on the ongoing evolution of sustainability in Asian financial markets.

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Are you an institutional investor?

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for eligible  institutional investors to join the event.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply for a pass and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your eligibility.

 

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Shake hands with prominent global institutional investors, fund managers, consultants, and highly recognised associations to build effective ESG strategies focused on value creation and ROI.

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Testimonials from other Responsible Investment Forums

“I really enjoyed the conference. It was very encouraging to hear how GP’s are integrating ESG not only in their portfolios but in their firms as we…

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“Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the greatest problems facing humanity. The Responsible Investment Forum is a powerful g…

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“It’s great to see PEI bring together a diverse and growing group of investment professionals interested and active in responsible and sustainable investment. T…

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2024 Agenda

The Responsible Investment Forum: Asia will take place on October 29-30 2024 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

For agenda information or to inquire about speaking opportunities, please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@pei.group

Day 1 Day 2
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Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum Asia 2024 - Tuesday 29th

Networking
08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast and Registration

Panel
09:00 - 09:25

Chair's opening remarks & Keynote

09:25 - 10:05

The evolution of sustainability in Asian private equity

  • The increasing prominence of locally based heads of ESG within Asia.
  • Navigating talent acquisition in an evolving landscape
  • How are local funds approaching sustainability vs. international funds with a foothold in Asia?
  • Global perspectives on sustainability in Asian private equity
10:05 - 10:45

Working with investment teams and portfolio companies across multiple jurisdictions on ESG initiatives

  • Strategies for fostering alignment and collaboration among investment teams and portfolio companies
  • Communicating effectively to bridge the gap with the investment team
  • Integrating ESG considerations into due diligence and throughout the investment cycle
  • Strategies for navigating the diverse regulatory environments across Asian markets
Break
10:45 - 11:15

Break

Panel
11:15 - 12:00

ESG Data Convergence Initiative Update

  • Update on progress in Asia compared with North America and Europe
  • To what extent is the initiative helping LPs and GPs to solve the data challenge?
  • How are firms leveraging data to gain new insights and drive value creation?
  • Highlighting potential collaborative opportunities and outlining the roadmap for further advancing the initiative
12:00 - 12:40

GP/LP data dialogue: making data useful for investing

  • How sophisticated our Asian LPs data requests vs. European and US counterparts?
  • Considering regional distinctions between LPs in different regions
  • Overcoming issues with sharing portfolio company data
  • Strategies for reducing the workload for GPs
12:40 - 13:15

Strategically embedding ESG into value creation plans

  • Insights into the collaborative approaches adopted by ESG leaders in working alongside value creation and investment teams
  • Exploring the extent to which the implementation of sustainability practices enhances resilience within private equity investments
  • Strategies for effectively measuring the impact of ESG integration on value creation outcomes
  • Case studies from real PE investments in Asia
Networking
13:15 - 14:00

Lunch

Panel
14:00 - 14:40

The state of the Asian impact investing market

  • What is the appetite from local LPs interested in impact funds?
  • What are the main investment themes which are taking off in Asia’s impact market?
  • How are existing funds deploying their capital?
  • To what extent is the impact label necessary, does it just add a reporting burden?
14:40 - 15:20

Managing complex supply chains in Asian private equity

  • What questions are investors asking managers on supply chains?
  • Which issues and risks are most concerning for investors?
  • Strategies for enhancing transparency and accountability across the supply chain
  • How should global managers be communicating with their investors on supply chain issues?
Networking
15:20 - 15:50

Coffee & Networking

  • To what extent are regulations in Europe and the US having an impact?
  • What should PE firms be focusing on?
  • Identifying key Areas of convergence and divergence across different jurisdictions regionally and globally
  • Strategies for staying agile and adaptable in the face of evolving regulatory standards and expectations
Panel
15:50 - 16:30

Navigating regulatory landscapes: strategies for Asian PE firms

  • To what extent are regulations in Europe and the US having an impact?
  • What should PE firms be focusing on?
  • Identifying key Areas of convergence and divergence across different jurisdictions regionally and globally
  • Strategies for staying agile and adaptable in the face of evolving regulatory standards and expectations
16:30 - 17:15

Portfolio company insights on sustainability and ESG enhancement in Asia

  • To what extent has ESG risen up the agenda of portfolio companies?
  • Navigating the balance between PE owners and different stakeholders
  • Exploring collaborative strategies employed by portfolio companies, taking into account regional dynamics
  • What are the key ESG focus areas to improve performance and create real business value?
Networking
17:15 - 18:00

Cocktail & Networking Reception

Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum Asia 2024 - Wednesday 30th

Networking
08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Networking

Panel
09:00 - 09:40

Investor perspectives on the significance of how managers approach sustainability

  • To what extent is ESG impacting allocations in Asia?
  • Considering differences between investor expectations in different countries in Asia
  • How are the regions investors integrating the EDCI within their wider data requests?
  • What are the new areas LPs are asking questions of managers from?
Case Study
09:40 - 10:15

Case Study: Signing up and aligning with the operating Principles for Impact Management

  • Why and how a leading Japanese fund became a signatory to the Operating Principles for Impact Management
  • How Empowering Women Drives Better Business and Investment Results
  • Other ESG benchmarks tied to Value Creation
  • How to work with the Impact Principles to design your ESG strategy and drive impact within your organization
Panel
10:15 - 10:50

Driving action on climate in Asian private equity

  • Update on latest initiatives and take-up in Asia
  • Practical strategies for effectively managing and reducing Scope 3 emissions
  • Exploring the role of technology and digital innovation in advancing climate goals
  • Case studies highlighting successful efforts by Asian firms to drive tangible and transformative change
Fireside chat
10:50 - 11:15

Fireside chat: How a leading GP is developing its climate strategy

  • Measurement to management – Why tracking the right KPIs is critical for climate success
  • Advancing on the climate journey while keeping the final destination flexible
  • Building a cohesive climate vision for a complex portfolio
Networking
11:15 - 11:45

Coffee & Networking

Panel
11:45 - 12:20

To what extent is ESG a useful fundraising tool in the region?

  • Considering how to tailor investor conversations in different countries
  • Identifying effective strategies for measuring and communicating ESG performance to attract investors in the region
  • Exploring how ESG considerations influence investor decisions
  • Is there any sign of the ESG backlash impacting ESG in Asia?
12:20 - 13:00

Practical tips to avoid greenwashing in private equity

  • Examples of greenwashing in PE investing and learnings from experiences
  • Practical methodologies and tools for investors to effectively discern genuine ESG commitments from superficial claims
  • What specific and verifiable data points should LPs use to gauge veracity of ESG claims?
  • To what extent is ‘greenhushing’ a growing phenomenon?
Networking
13:00 - 13:45

Lunch

Workshops
13:45 - 15:45

Interactive workshops

End of RIF Asia 2024
15:45 - 16:00

Closing of conference

2024 Speakers

For agenda information or to inquire about speaking opportunities, please contact Charles Gould at charles.g@pei.group

Emma Bickerstaffe

Managing Director - London, Holtara, Apex Group

Adam Black

Partner, Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

Natasha Buckley

Principal, ESG, HarbourVest Partners

Lisa Marie Djeng

ESG Lead - Asia Pacific Region, Ares Management

Rebekah Earp

ESG Director, CVC

Charis Goh

Principal, Head of Directs Asia Pacific, Unigestion

Priya Gopoalan

Head of ESG, Northstar Group

Souvanane Keothammavong

Head of Sustainability, Mekong Timber Plantations

Nana Li

Head of Sustainability & Stewardship, Asia Pacific, Impax Asset Management

Susli Lie

Partner, Monk's Hills Ventures

Julien Mialaret

Operating Partner, Eurazeo

Daniel Oehling

Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Steven Okun

Southeast Asia Senior Advisor, Global Private Capital Association

Lincoln Pan

Partner, Co-Head Private Equity, PAG

Sarah Pang

Executive Director, Head of ESG & Sustainability, Affinity Equity Partners

Erika Rodriguez

Head of Sustainable Investing, APAC, KKR

Jo Saleeba

Global Head of Sustainability & Impact, New Forests

Jaclyn Seow

Director, Head of ESG & Impact and Head of Portfolio Success, Openspace

Adinah Shackelton

Head of ESG, Permira

Suzanne Tavill

Partner & Head of Responsible Investment, StepStone Group

Mervin Teo

Managing Director, Alternatives, Fullerton Fund Management

Thomas Walenta

Fund of Funds Co-Head for Asia-Pacific and Europe, responsAbility Investments

Zongzhong Tang

Head of Sustainability, Private Capital Asia, EQT

Network with the Asian responsible investment industry

Join 200+ attendees this October 29-30 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore to connect with institutional investors, fund managers, specialist responsible investment and impact managers, and the wider ESG community for two days of learning and networking. This is a must-attend event for those with an interest in ESG in private markets.

The in-person networking experience

Meet investors with a focus on ESG
Network with active investors in responsible investment. Benefit from our expansive Asian investor community who will be in attendance throughout the Forum.

Network in-person once again
Connect with your peers at interactive workshops, networking breaks, an evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts.

Build new connections at the forum
Past investors include CalSTRS, Canadian Union of Public Employees, NYC Comptroller, Seattle City Employees Retirement System, United Church Funds, and many more.

Testimonials from other Responsible Investment Forum's

I really enjoyed the conference. It was very encouraging to hear how GP’s are integrating ESG not only in their portfolios but in their firms as well. It was gr…

Read full testimonial

Global warming, air pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the greatest problems facing humanity. The Responsible Investment Forum is a powerful global p…

Read full testimonial

It’s great to see PEI bring together a diverse and growing group of investment professionals interested and active in responsible and sustainable investment. Th…

Read full testimonial

Connect with global investors focused on the future of the market

Position your business with an authoritative content-led event portfolio focused on ESG & diversity and be recognised as a go-to solution provider for senior private markets professionals and institutional investors.

Don’t miss the opportunity to:

  • Shake hands with prominent global institutional investors, fund managers, consultants, and highly recognised associations to build effective ESG strategies focused on value creation and ROI.
  • Stand tall from your competitors by showcasing your company’s mature ESG track record and generate strategic value when growing and implementing environmental and sustainability initiatives.
  • Discover brand opportunities to position your sustainable funds to aid capital raising to a global ESG community.

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Institutional Investors at the Responsible Investment Forum: Asia 2024

The Responsible Investment Forum: Asia provides a leading platform for institutional investors, and allocators investing in sustainable investment in private equity, to gather.

Join over 200 institutional investors and fund managers to debate the latest trends and key themes.

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for responsible investment LPs and institutional investors. Check out the benefits of joining the conference, who among your peers attends and find out how to apply for a complimentary pass for you or your team below.

What to expect at the forum?


Meet with the best and biggest impact funds globally
Network and arrange one-to-one meetings with leading institutional investors and benchmark your progress. Previous attending investors include CalSTRS, Canadian Union of Public Employees, NYC Comptroller, Seattle City Employees Retirement System, United Church Funds and many more


Network with your peers and other institutional investors
Build your network, understand their strategies, challenges and allocation approach to responsible investment


Get insight on the latest innovations and trends in responsible investment
Take advantage of expert insights from our leading speakers to stay aligned with developments in the market

Apply for a complimentary Institutional Investor pass

A limited number of complimentary passes are available for responsible investment Forum LPs, allocators and institutional investors.

Complimentary investor passes are limited to foundations, endowments, trusts, insurance companies, single family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds who are actively making fund commitments and do not engage in third-party fundraising activities or collect fees for advisory/consulting services.

Apply below and a member of our team will follow up with you to secure your pass.