TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2020: DAY ONE – ANTICIPATING AND MANAGING RISK
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
8:50 AM CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS
Is ESG a product, a process, or a marketing gimmick? Wealth managers and family offices are increasingly prioritizing it, and it is expected by a rising generation of Millennials – but it is viewed very differently within EMs themselves, which want to use their resources for growth. Any future ESG outreach must emphasize community engagement and avoid a patronizing approach.
•Recognize when CEOs in Asia and elsewhere see ESG as unimportant
•Weigh different philosophies for ESG – whether rewarding the best or improving the worst
•Grapple over whether green bonds are a form of risk management and less volatile than others
•Confront the vulnerability of EM economies to climate change