25 November 2020

08:45

Delegates to sign in

09:00 – 09:15

Conference Opening

Mr Anthony Muh Yi-tong, Chairman, Asian Corporate Governance Association;
Partner and Asia Chairman, H.R.L. Morrison & Co, Hong Kong

09:15 – 10:30

Plenary 1: CG Watch 2020

Preview of ACGA’s new market ranking for 2020 and CLSA’s new ESG sectoral report.

SpeakersMr Jamie Allen, Secretary General, Asian Corporate Governance Association, Hong Kong
Mr Seungjoo Ro
, Regional Head of ESG & Thematic Research, CLSA, Hong Kong

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary 2: The Chairman’s Dialogue: Hong Kong Futures

A Q&A with Hong Kong’s leading regulator on the city’s evolving position in the international financial and trading system, looking at the impact of current geopolitical trends and the global thematic around ESG and green finance. How resilient will Hong Kong be in the face of current geopolitical challenges? How will its role as a financial centre change in light of China’s ongoing growth? What are the opportunities and competitive threats facing Hong Kong in the rapidly emerging green and sustainable finance area?

Chair Mr Anthony Muh Yi-tong, Chairman, Asian Corporate Governance Association;
Partner and Asia Chairman, H.R.L. Morrison & Co, Hong Kong

Speaker Mr Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong

12:00 – 13:00

Luncheon Break

13:00 – 14:00

Chat Room for Virtual Delegates with ACGA CG Watch Team

A further opportunity to put your questions on CG Watch 2020 to our research team.

Moderator Mr Jamie Allen, Secretary General, Asian Corporate Governance Association, Hong Kong

Speakers Ms Sharmila Gopinath, Research Director, India, ACGA, Kochi
Mr Chris Leahy, Specialist Consultant, ACGA, Singapore
Ms Nana Li, Research and Project Director, China, ACGA, Hangzhou
Mr Benjamin McCarron, Managing Director, Asia Research & Engagement, Singapore; Specialist Consultant, ACGA
Ms Neesha Wolf, Research Director, Taiwan, ACGA, Taipei

14:30 – 15:30

Plenary 3: Speakers’ Corner – What do you desire?

What is at the top of your wishlist for ESG reform in this region? We invite three veteran observers of ESG and sustainability to share their views. The discussion will range from urging governments to set clearer targets for reducing emissions in line with the Paris Agreement to developing urgent plans to manage the threat of sea level rise on coastal communities and infrastructure, and ideas for engaging with Asian companies on issues of climate change.

Moderator Mr Ronnie Lim, Senior Engagement Specialist, Robeco Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong; ACGA Council Member

Speakers Ms Yoo-Kyung Park, Head of Responsible Investment & Governance, Asia Pacific, APG Asset Management Asia, Hong Kong
Ms Dharisha Mirando, Investor Engagement & Water Risk Valuation Lead, China Water Risk, Hong Kong
Mr John Sayer, Director, Carbon Care Asia, Hong Kong

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00

Plenary 4: The Diversity Disconnect

There is a growing view that board gender diversity goals should not be met only by parachuting women into boards as independent directors. Promotion to the board from the ranks of women in middle and senior positions in management is also critical. Which countries in the region are furthest ahead in promoting women within companies? Why is much of the region underperforming in this area and what practical steps can be taken to encourage more diversity within management?

Facilitator Ms Ka Shi Lau, Managing Director & CEO, BCT Group, Hong Kong; ACGA Council Member

Speakers Ms Fiona Nott, Chief Executive Officer, The Women’s Foundation, Hong Kong
Mr Peter Hwang, Managing Director, Asia, Iron Mountain, Hong Kong

17:00

Conference Closing