Date: 5-6 June 2019
Location: Shanghai, China (venue to be confirmed)

The UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific will take place on 5 – 6 June 2019 in Shanghai, China. The event is co-hosted with the Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City Council Green Finance Development Committee (GFDC) and in collaboration with the PRI.

UNEP FI’s Roundtable is part of UN Environment’s 2019 World Environment Day celebrations hosted by China, under the theme “Air Pollution”.

The 1.5-day event will feature:

  • Investment sessions curated by the Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Banking content featuring the landmark Principles for Responsible Banking
  • A Principles for Sustainable Insurance China market event
  • High-level plenaries and keynotes from regulators, government officials and leaders in sustainable finance.

The events will enable participants to network with policy makers, regulators and peers from across the finance industry in Asia Pacific and to exchange ideas on the benefits of sustainable finance integration in national economies in Asia Pacific and how Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues can shape future business.

Visit the conference website below to register.




PRI led investment sessions include:

ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings: The ESG in credit risk and ratings initiative aims to enhance the transparent and systematic integration of ESG factors in credit risk analysis. The PRI is facilitating a dialogue between credit rating agencies (CRAs) and investors to cultivate a common language, discuss ESG risks to creditworthiness and address investor-CRA disconnects.

ESG integration across Asia Pacific: risk management, client demand and regulation: A recent study by PRI and CFA Institute identified risk management, client demand and regulation are the top drivers of ESG integration across Asia Pacific. During this session, practitioners will explain how they integrate ESG factors into their risk management process and top speakers will discuss how client demand and regulation has created a strong momentum behind ESG investing in China. The PRI and CFA Institute will also launch their latest regional reports on ESG integration entitled, “ESG integration in Asia Pacific: markets, practices, and data”.

ESG Disclosure in China: The goal of this session is to discuss the findings of the report on ESG Disclosure in China: Recommendations on Primary ESG Indicators. This report, prepared jointly by PRI, UNEP FI and SynTao Green Finance, and with support by the UK Government, explores disclosure practices in China and overseas, and proposes a focused set of primary ESG indicators for an ESG disclosure framework in China.

The event is co-organised by China SIF and is supported by the Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking, IFC, UK Government and World Wide Fund for Nature.