Resetting the ESG Investment Paradigm to Support Emerging Markets & Developing Economies (EMDEs)

The webinar will feature the main findings of the report – find the abstract here – presented by Fitch Solutions, before opening out to a panel discussion, in which a group of selected panellists will bring their expertise and perspectives to a discussion around the topic of ESG investment in EMDEs.
  • Esther Law, Senior Investment Manager, Emerging Markets, Amundi Asset Management
  • Robert Patalano, Head of Financial Markets Division, OECD
  • Hind Chawki, Head of ESG, Global Credit Markets and Head of Financial Markets, MENA & Pakistan, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Harsh Singhal, Founding Partner, Edhina Capital, India
  • Michelle Karavias, Global Head of Industry Research, Fitch Solutions
Simon Mundy from Financial Times will moderate this panel discussion, which will examine some of the following topics:
  • Capital diversion from EMDEs
    • How are EMDEs being underserved by traditional public markets?
    • Is ESG mainstreaming making this worse?
  • ESG Determinants that are driving this capital flows challenge
    • Unsatisfactory data verification for ESG performance
    • ESG regulations in developed markets are including a limited EMDE voice
    • Lack of mechanisms to surface ESG investment opportunities
  • Potential solutions to capital flows challenge
    • Adapting international regulations and taxonomies to local contexts
    • Building new screening frameworks built around transition and momentum
    • Creating innovative investable ESG products, e.g. labelled bonds, equity productisation.

Places on the day are offered on a first come, first served basis. Register now to secure your place.