Sustainable Finance & Supply Chains Theatre

The Role of Financial Institutions in Accelerating ESG Transformation & Decarbonisation

Day 1 : 15:40 – 16:40

As we rapidly approach the deadline to decarbonise our businesses by the target years of 2030, then 2050, it is imperative for businesses to asses their strategies for net-zero.

On this panel, speakers will discuss their organizations’ climate and transition commitments. Also, considering the ambitious net-zero targets that corporates are adopting, there are key gaps that financial institutions can contribute to fulfill and identify opportunities in implementation.


  • How to better understand decarbonization commitments of Financial Institutions and their clients.
  • What is the definition of transition investments?
  • Understand the role of blended finance and other tools.

Post-event Actions

  • Finalize the strategy design.
  • Actively influence their clients to accelerate implementation.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and lead the journey to net-zero.


Jose Luis Sanchez Arellano

Director, Business Development M&A and Finance Sector, Hong Kong

Jose Luis’ primary focus is the development and on boarding of financial sector clients from Central East Asia. Prior to joining ERM, he worked for different social enterprises, as sustainability consultant in Asia developing blended finance solutions for bankable high-impact projects. Previously, he worked for 19 years in the financial industry in HK, NY, and Mexico. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from ITAM, an MBA from Boston University, and a Sustainable Finance Certification.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Hong Kong to become the regional leader in accelerating the implementation of a robust strategy towards transition and decarbonization in 2023-2024.

Rebekah Earp

Director ESG, Asia

Rebekah joined CVC in 2022 and is part of the Asia Operations team, which is involved throughout the ownership of portfolio companies to drive value creation and continued improvement. Prior to CVC she has spent over 15 years in the Asia Pacific region leading ESG integration in both public and private companies. She started her career in London and has also supported sustainability strategies in Europe and North America. She specializes in building international sustainability / ESG teams, expertise, governance, strategies and initiatives, and disclosures. She also advises boards and C-suites on ESG matters.

Diana Parusheva

Head of Public Policy and Sustainable Finance

Diana has over 20 years’ of experience across various countries, industries and sectors. Started as a lawyer working for private banks and for the financial sector regulator and then transitioned to specialize in European and Chinese decarbonisation policies and sustainable finance. Experienced public speaker and contributing to open or subscription-based policy and macroeconomic forecasting platforms.


Ellie Tang

Director, Sustainable Investing

Based in Hong Kong, Ellie is responsible for the integration of sustainability considerations into
Fidelity’s real estate investments and supporting the firm in areas including proprietary
sustainability ratings, engagement and voting activities with investee companies, as well as
sustainability product offerings.

Ellie joined Fidelity from the Hong Kong-listed real estate company, New World Development,
where she was Head of Sustainability. Previously, she held sustainability positions at Link
Asset Management and HSBC.

Ellie holds a Master of Public Administration degree in Environmental Science and Policy from
Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Environmental
Studies from Emory University. She serves on the Urban Land Institute Hong Kong Executive
Committee and is also a WELL AP.

Eric Tran

Head of Sustainability APAC – Transaction Banking

As Head of Sustainability for BNP Paribas Transaction Banking APAC, Eric oversees the origination of sustainable finance transactions and development of the sustainability practice for the region, in particular helping large corporate clients on sustainable supply chain and sustainable trade.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Eric spent most of his career leading large business transformation programmes in various industries, including financing services, airline and banking across the Asia region. He holds a Master’s degree in Management, Auditing & Advisory from Paris Dauphine University.

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