Principal Sponsors

CLSA

CLSA is Asia’s leading capital markets and investment group, providing global investors with insights, liquidity and capital to drive their investment strategies.

Award-winning research, an extensive Asia footprint, direct links to China and highly experienced finance professionals differentiate CLSA’s innovative products and services in alternative investments, asset management, corporate finance, capital and debt markets, securities and wealth management.

As the international platform of CITIC Securities, China’s leading investment bank, CLSA is uniquely positioned to facilitate cross-border capital flows and connect China with the world and the world to China.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Hong Kong, CLSA’s global network spans 20 locations across Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States.

Fidelity International

Fidelity International provides world class investment solutions and retirement expertise to institutions, individuals and their advisors—to help our clients build better futures for themselves and generations to come. As a private company, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Helping clients to save for retirement and other long-term investing objectives has been at the core of our business for nearly 50 years.

We believe that investing in companies with high standards of corporate responsibility can enhance and protect investment returns for our clients. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues form an integral part of our investment decision-making process. Our rigorous research approach ensures we gain a deep understanding of ESG issues at a company level before they escalate and potentially threaten the value of our clients’ investments.

As stewards, we play an important role in improving the governance of companies in which we invest. We engage directly with companies to promote good governance and sustainable corporate practices.

Supporting Sponsors

Capital Group

Capital Group is one of the oldest and largest asset management companies in the world, managing multi-asset, equity and fixed income investment strategies for different types of investors. Since 1931, Capital Group has been singularly focussed on delivering superior, consistent results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability.

Today, Capital Group works with financial intermediaries and institutions to manage more than US$1.9 trillion in long-term assets for investors around the world.

*Data as at 30 June 2020. Source: Capital Group

CLP Holdings

CLP Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, is the holding company for the CLP Group, one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific. Through CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, it operates a vertically-integrated electricity supply business providing a highly-reliable supply of electricity to 80% of Hong Kong’s population.

Outside Hong Kong, CLP holds investments in the energy sector in China, India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Australia. Its diversified portfolio of generating assets uses a wide range of fuels including coal, gas, nuclear and renewable sources. CLP is one of the largest external independent power producers in China, with a focus on low-carbon energy. CLP India is one of the country’s biggest renewable energy producers with operations in power generation and transmission. In Australia, CLP’s wholly-owned subsidiary EnergyAustralia is one of the largest integrated energy companies, providing gas and electricity to about 2.43 million households and businesses.

CLP is determined to play its part in the worldwide response needed to tackle climate change. In 2007, CLP launched Climate Vision 2050, becoming the first Asian-based power company to set carbon intensity reduction targets for its generation portfolio. In 2017, these targets were strengthened to reflect the increasing pace of transition, and in 2019, CLP pledged further not to invest in any additional coal-fired generation capacity and to progressively phase out all remaining coal assets by 2050.

CLP is included in the Global Dow – a 150-stock index of the world’s leading blue-chips, the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific 40 Index (DJSI Asia Pacific 40), the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series, the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes and the FTSE4Good Index.

Workshop Sponsors

Blackpeak

Blackpeak is an international investigative research firm. Founded in Asia, the firm now operates from strategic locations in key financial and economic centres across the globe, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, New York, Washington DC and London.

We handle complex research assignments, including integrity due diligence, internal and external investigations, asset searches, business intelligence for institutional and hedge fund investors, stakeholder mapping and political risk research. More than 600 clients rely on Blackpeak’s services, including the world’s leading investment banks, corporations, law firms and asset managers.

UBS

UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. UBS’s strategy is centred on our leading global wealth management business and our premier universal bank in Switzerland, enhanced by Asset Management and the Investment Bank. The bank focusses on businesses that have a strong competitive position in their targeted markets, are capital efficient, and have an attractive long-term structural growth or profitability outlook.

The Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, execution and comprehensive access to international capital markets. It offers advisory services and provides in-depth cross-asset research, along with access to equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and selected rates and credit markets, through its business units, Global Banking and Global Markets. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.