Active is: Accelerating progress on climate action through sustainable investing
UN Climate Finance and Sustainable Investing Conference 2019
How do investors view the problem of climate change? Can finance play a key role in overcoming it and facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy? How can investments be geared towards more long-term sustainable value creation?
These were some of the questions addressed at UN Climate Finance & Sustainable Investing Conference held in October, 2019 in Hong Kong, of which AllianzGI took part as one of the sponsoring partners.
What is the conference about?
The Conference, Asia’s first major ESG event co-organised by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and World Green Organisations, brought together policymakers, private business and international organisations, among other stakeholders, to discuss the pressing issues in promoting climate-resilient investment to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as to encourage the development of green finance in the region.
The Conference saw AllianzGI’s subject matter experts take to the stage. Listen to what they have to say about sustainable investing.
What is Sustainable Investing?
Chief Sustainability Officer Beatrix Anton-Groenemeyer discusses the importance of Sustainable Investing at Allianz Global Investors and explains the various approaches investors can adopt: “Sustainability is an integral part of what we do. It’s in our DNA."
The past and future of sustainable investing
Paul Schofield, portfolio manager of Allianz Global Sustainability investment team, sheds light on how sustainable investing has changed over the past two decades.
Integrated ESG explained
Chris Ye, ESG research analyst of AllianzGI, discusses ways to implement ESG in investment processes and portfolios in a panel discussion.