China and Sustainable Investment for the future: Views from the City of London and Aberdeen Standard Investments

CHINA BRITISH BUSINESS COUNCIL EVENT

Date: Tuesday 30th June

Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm

CBBC members are invited to join this CBBC webinar on sustainable investment on Tuesday 30th June delivered with Aberdeen Standard Investments and the City of London.

Awareness of environment, social and governance (ESG) concerns has been a growing global trend among governments and societies more broadly over the past few years. As China's market and stock exchanges have been gradually opening up to overseas parties, Chinese businesses have begun publishing corporate sustainability reports, where they outline their thinking on sustainability, their aspirations to reduce their carbon footprint and the frameworks they have in place to negate ESG-related risks.

However, is this just a box-ticking exercise?
What meaningful actions are businesses taking?
What opportunities are there for UK businesses and institutions in working with Chinese partners to further the sustainability agenda?
 
Join this webinar to find out what China's ESG evolution means for UK businesses and investors and how it feeds into the COP26 agenda.

Agenda
11:30 Welcome remarks – Lise Bertelsen, Executive Director, CBBC
11:35 ESG and COP26 - James Brodie, Regional Director, Scotland & Northern Ireland & UK Sector Lead: Energy, CBBC
11:40 China’s ESG Evolution - David Smith, Head of Corporate Governance, Asian Equities, Aberdeen Standard
11:55 Panel Discussion with:
·       David Smith, Head Of Corporate Governance, Aberdeen Standard
·       Simon Horner, Innovation Director, City of London
·       Eva Cairns, ESG Investment Analyst, Aberdeen Standard
Moderator: Lise Bertelsen, Executive Director, CBBC
12:15 Q&A from audience
12:30 End

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