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Corporate Governance – The Pathway to a Successful Sustainability Strategy

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 16:00 - 16:50

Location: Sustainable Transformation Theatre (Keynote)

Redefining Value

Overview

While much of the popular and media focus on ESG today is around the big environmental and social stories, corporate and investment insiders consistently say that the “G” is the foundation of ESG. What does this mean in practical terms? How are the boards of leading companies thinking through climate change and other major sustainability risks—and what new mechanisms are they using?

Learnings

  • What are institutional investors looking for from companies in terms of high-quality and financially meaningful ESG reporting? Do investors convey a coherent and consistent message to companies?
  • Looking forward, should executive compensation be linked to specific climate risk targets?
  • The pressures on Asian companies in all these areas are increasing rapidly. Crafting a sound strategic response is critical to corporate value, the natural environment and society over the long term. Should we wait for governments to set the agenda and direction?

Post Event Actions

  • Rethink how high-quality and financially meaningful ESG reporting will evolve for your company, industry and investors in the coming years
  • Assess the governance mechanisms your company is implementing or planning to implement to mitigate climate change and other major sustainability risks
  • Consider and identify key stakeholders who will be crucial in your company’s development of a sustainability strategy for corporate value, the natural environment and society in the longer term

Speakers

MODERATOR

Jamie Allen

Secretary General

Asian Corporate Governance Association

Jamie Allen

Secretary General

Asian Corporate Governance Association

Jamie Allen is the founding Secretary General of the Asian Corporate Governance Association, an independent membership association carrying out original research, advocacy and education on corporate governance in Asia since 1999.

Gill Meller

Legal and Governance Director

MTR Corporation Limited

Gill Meller

Legal and Governance Director

MTR Corporation Limited

Gill Meller is MTR’s Legal & Governance Director. She is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Company’s environmental, social and governance strategy and also leads the Company’s legal, company secretarial, compliance, insurance and risk management functions and a central procurement and supply chain function.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

My sustainability goal is to operationalise and deliver on MTR’s new environmental and social KPIs.

Yoo-Kyung Park

APAC Head of Responsible Investment & Governance

APG Asset Management

Yoo-Kyung Park

APAC Head of Responsible Investment & Governance

APG Asset Management

Yoo-Kyung Park is Asia-Pacific head of the Global Responsible Investment and Governance Team at APG Asset Management Asia, an asset manager for Dutch pension funds, based in Hong Kong. Her main role is to oversee portfolios and implement Responsible Investment Policies on behalf of APG clients. Asset classes under her responsibility include: listed equities, listed real estate, infrastructure, and private/strategic real estate investments. She covers the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan and Australia, and actively engages with portfolio companies, market regulators/exchanges, and other institutional investors on corporate governance, environmental and social issues. Prior to APG, she was a securities analyst at international investment banks such as Barings Securities and KEB Salomon Smith Barney. She has covered a range of industry sectors including power/gas utilities, consumer, transportation, and heavy industries such as steel, chemicals and refining.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To help companies make brave decisions to shut down coal fired power facilities.

Wendy Yung

Founder

Practising Governance

Wendy Yung

Founder

Practising Governance

Wendy is an advocate for good corporate governance. She is a co-opted member of Audit and Risk Committee of Hospital Authority, and was previously Executive Director of Hysan Development. First trained as a solicitor, Wendy is a CPA and governance practitioner in HK. She is a law graduate, Oxford University.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To contribute towards further enhancing the “G” (governance) factor.