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ESSEC Asia-Pacific hosted the France-Singapore Sustainable Finance Conference

02-06-2022
ESSEC Asia-Pacific hosted the France-Singapore Sustainable Finance Conference

ESSEC had the honor of hosting the France-Singapore Sustainable Finance conference on May 24th, co-organized by the Embassy of France in Singapore , the Banque de France (BdF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Opening the conference was a chat where Prof. Sofia Ramos moderated a lively discussion with the MD of MAS Mr. Ravi Menon, and Governor of BdF Francois Villeroy de Galhau on the necessary conditions for a green transition.

This was followed by three panel discussions with various captains of the industry, from BNP Paribas, DBS, ENGIE, Natixis, Quant Cube, and Societe Generale. The discussions focused on the impact of biodiversity on the economy, sustainable finance solutions, regulations and incentives.

Here is the complete program of the event :

  • Opening Remarks by Aarti Ramaswami, Deputy Dean ESSEC APAC

  • MAS MD Ravi Menon & Banque de France Governor Villeroy Fireside chat, moderated by ESSEC (Prof. Sofia Ramos, Associate Professor of Finance)

  • Panel 1: Impact of biodiversity on the economy and financial sector and role of nature-based solutions, moderated by Natixis (Bertrand Guiot, Head of SEA Investment Banking and Real Assets) Amundi (Head of ESG Research, Caroline Le Meaux) Quant Cube (CEO, Thanh-Long Huynh) Climate Impact X (CEO, Mikkel Larsen) Temasek (MD Sustainable Solutions, Frederick Teo)

  • Panel 2: Enabling sustainable finance through Green FinTech, moderated by Société Générale (Adam Vuaran, Head of CSR Office in APAC) Finance for Tomorrow (MD, Pauline Becquey) Le Village by Crédit Agricole (Head of CSR, Araceli Belmonte) Hashtacs (MD, Benjamin Soh) MAS (Deputy Director of FinTech & Innovation Group, Lionel Wong)

  • Panel 3: How to leverage on regulation and incentives to achieve the green transition of the financial industry and the economy, moderated by BdF (Francois Haas, chief representative for Asia-Pacific) Banque de France (DG for Operations and Financial Stability, Nathalie Aufauvre) BNPP (Head of Corporate Development & Sustainability APAC, Shilpa Gulrajani) Engie (APAC MD of Engie Impact, Malavika Bambawale) DBS (Head of Sustainability, Yulanda Ho Yan Chung)

  •  Closing Remarks by HE Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore

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