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Sustainability and impact are key criteria in the global investment community these days, driven by worldwide trends and client demand. And ESG-driven investing fits quite tidily to these broad and dynamic trends. By some estimates, the managers of over USD30 trillion of professionally-run assets globally now use ESG data to drive their investment decisions, and far more than that – an estimated 75% of them today – pay some attention to ESG criteria. But ESG and sustainability for Asia’s wealthy families can and indeed should extend well beyond investments; ESG and sustainability can be embedded into everything a wealthy family does in terms of their family businesses and governance, their wealth/estate planning & structuring and the legacies they organise for their younger generations, the future guardians not only of the family wealth but of planet earth.

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria aim to help socially conscious investors to screen potential investments. But they will increasingly also extend deep into the wealthy family’s psychology and behaviour. Environmental criteria aim to define how a company performs from an environmental impact perspective and of course those values must also inform the family-controlled businesses. Social criteria define how a company manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities in which it operates, and again these issues directly impact the future of family corporate wealth. And governance deals with a company’s corporate culture, its leadership, executive and broader compensation, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights, and of course governance is increasingly central to everything wealthy families do, in terms of their active business investments and their more hands-off financial investments.

Hubbis will assemble a panel of wealth management Leaders and wealth structuring experts to analyse the importance of sustainability and ESG for wealthy Asian private clients and their families, surveying these trends from the widest possible angles. They will consider how these clients can plant the roots of sustainability and ESG within their approaches to the family businesses, to their employees, their family members, their financial investments, their estate and wealth and legacy planning & structuring, in fact to their entire approach to individual and family wealth and longevity. They will also consider how these topics can or should be raised with such clients by the banks and other advisors, and how best to educate team members and clients on the value and importance of these issues.

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  • 15.00pm

    What do Wealthy Asian Families really think about Sustainability and ESG?

    • How are families thinking about the topic of sustainability and ESG?
    • What are clients doing in terms of how they structure their investments in sustainability?
    • Is there any difference in the thinking and priorities of the different generations in pushing this agenda?
    • Do clients feel they are sufficiently well supported by their bankers on this topic?
    • How robustly are Asia’s wealthy private clients and families embracing sustainability and ESG in their approach to building and preserving their wealth?
    • Why has ESG-driven investing in particular evolved so rapidly worldwide and how is it impacting Asia’s wealth management community?
    • What importance should sustainability and ESG have in terms of their approach to estate & legacy planning & structuring?
    • How can these clients measure their involvement in sustainability and ESG so that they can track their progress and prove their commitment and responsibility?
    • Is the wealth management industry in Asia sufficiently informed and appropriately committed to these issues to properly make a difference with their clients?
    • What is the Asian WM community doing to adapt their products, services and expertise to the evolution of the ESG investment market today and for the future?
    • How can wealth managers better promote sustainability and ESG?
    • Is the growth in green investments sustainable? Hype or bubble? Does ESG investing merely serve to soothe the investor’s conscience, or does ESG improve investment returns as well?
    • How will private capital help in tackling climate change?
    • How do investors stay vigilant of greenwashing?
    • How do wealth managers choose investments positive for the planet?
    • What are your views on the “blue economy”? Do you think there is rise in the number of opportunities related to the oceans?

    Moderator

    Michael Stanhope

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Hubbis

    Speakers

    Michael Olesnicky

    Senior Consultant, Tax & Wealth Management

    Baker McKenzie

    Evonne Tan

    Head of Barclays Private Bank, Singapore

    Barclays Private Bank

    Lee Wong

    Head of Family Services, Asia

    Lombard Odier

    Tze-Wei Ng

    Associate, Private Wealth

    Stephenson Harwood

    Entela Benz

    CEO and Co-Founder

    Intensel- Climate Risk Solutions

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