The 2023 Renmin University of China (RUC) – Singapore Management University (SMU) Global Forum (referred to as the Forum) will be held on Nov.21 in Beijing, China.
The theme of the Forum is “Green Finance and Governance: From Commitments to Actions”.
The Forum is jointly organized by RUC and SMU, supported by the School of Finance, RUC, and China Financial Policy Research Center (CFPRC) and co-organized by International Monetary Institute of RUC (IMI).
The Forum will be hosted by Professor Qu Qiang, Director of CFPRC. The medium of speech delivery will be English with simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin.
Green finance is taking center stage in Asia, with governments, financial institutions, and businesses making significant commitments and taking substantial actions to address environmental challenges. Financial institutions across Asia are introducing green bonds, sustainability-linked loans, and ESG investment products, signaling their commitment to responsible financing. Additionally, corporations are incorporating sustainability into their business strategies to attract investors and consumers who value environmentally-conscious practices.
Green Finance, much like traditional finance, promises to create more sustainable and eco-friendly economies through sound financing and investments. However, pressing questions continue to loom around transparency and accountability in financial practices, and the delicate balance between green objectives and economic stability.
We welcome you to join us at the Renmin University of China-Singapore Management University Global Forum 2023, where experts and industry professionals from Singapore, China and other parts of the world will dissect the constantly evolving landscape of Green Finance and Governance and explore ways to optimize collaboration between human expertise and sustainability efforts, fostering a world that is not only financially robust but also environmentally responsible.
Panel Discussion Topic
ESG has been a rising policy concern in both developed and developing economies. Policy actions with ESG targets could contribute to national economies' long-term sustainable development. These actions, however, could also affect other government policy targets, such as economic and financial stability, poverty alleviation, etc. by affecting behaviors of households, firms and financial institutions. Those changes in the behaviors of economic agents could affect the transmission of various government policies, including but not limited to fiscal, monetary and prudential regulatory policies.
We invite you to join the panel discussion at the Renmin University of China-Singapore Management University Global Forum 2023 to shed light on better future coordination between ESG and other government targets, to help achieve better welfare of our economies.
09:00-09:10 Opening Remarks
Professor Xinye Zheng* Vice President of RUC
Professor Timothy Clark SMU Provost
09:10-09:15 Group Photo of Speakers
09:15-09:35 Keynote speech I
Hong Lan Associate Director of the Ecological Finance Research Center of RUC and Professor of Environment and Natural Resources School
09:35-09:55 Keynote speech II
Hao Liang Associate Professor of SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB). Ho Bee Professorship in Sustainability Management and Co-Director of Singapore Green Finance Centre
09:55-10:15 Keynote speech III
Joris Dierckx Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking for Southeast Asia and CEO of Singapore Branch at BNP Paribas
10:15-10:35 Keynote speech IV
Jang Ping Thia Lead Economist and Manager, Economics Department Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
10:35-10:55 Keynote speech V
10:55-11:10 Tea break
11:10-12:20 Panel discussion
Topic: Coordination between ESG and Other Government Targets
Zongxin Qian Professor and Associate Dean of SFRUC
Panelists (In alphabetical order of last name)
Haoyu Gao Professor of SFRUC
Qing He Deputy director of the National Institute of Finance of RUC and Professor of SFRUC Liping Lu Associate Professor of SFRUC
Yuchao Peng Associate Dean of School of Finance, Central University of Finance and Economics
Simon J.D.Schillebeeckx Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation of SMU LKCSB Co-founder and Director of the Global Mangrove Trust and GREEEN
Jang Ping Thia Lead Economist and Manager, Economics Department, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AlIB)
(Asterisk * -to be confirmed)