ESG Themes for 2022
ESG issues, from climate change to Covid-related social disruptions, remain a top concern for sovereigns, companies and investors alike. As these risks become more imminent, discussions surrounding potential solutions have taken on an increasing sense of urgency. In that spirit, Sustainable Fitch, CFA Society Hong Kong and the CFA Institute have come together collaborate on a series of webinars.
This series of ESG webinars will share insights by bringing together industry experts on key ESG topics and help you understand their impact on investing in the coming year and beyond.
Session 2 Webinar: ESG Themes for 2022
About Session 2 Webinar
ESG is the buzzword in the investment space in 2021. On 5 January 2022 (Wednesday), Sustainable Fitch, CFA Society Hong Kong and CFA Institute ARX will host a webinar on ESG Themes for 2022. Ms. Marina Petroleka, Global Head of ESG Research of Sustainable Fitch and Mr. Pat-Nie Woo, Global Co-Chair, Sustainable Finance – KPMG Impact, will share with you the key ESG risks in the year ahead.
ESG across a range of themes will be covered in this webinar – key ESG Risks in 2022, climate change, water risk, green financing. Ms. Mary Leung, CFA, Head of Advocacy, Asia Pacific of CFA Institute will host a roundtable with Marina and Pat, after their individual presentations, to discuss topical ESG issues for 2022.
We hope you can join us for this event!
*This event is eligible for 1.5 CPT/PL hours. A complimentary CPT Attendance Letter will be issued to members of CFA Society Hong Kong and guests of Fitch Ratings.
*For other guests or members of other societies of CFA Institute, $150 is required for getting the CPT Attendance Letter. (Upon successful registration on Fitch Rating’s platform, CFA Society Hong Kong staff will follow up with you to complete the online payment. Please note that no request for an attendance letter will be processed after the event date.)
About the Speakers
Ms. Mary Leung, CFA
Head of Advocacy, Asia Pacific
Mary is the Head, Advocacy, Asia Pacific at CFA Institute. She leads the team that is responsible for building market integrity in APAC by developing and advocating capital markets policy positions that raises investor protection and fosters sustainable industry growth. She also oversees the promotion and development of Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), a research hub through which we engage with societies, members, governments, regulators, academia and other industry stakeholders 6o advance the wider CFA Institute mission.
Mary has over 20 years of experience in the global financial industry, having worked in corporate finance, wealth management advisory, and fund management. She joined Coutts & Co, where she was director of Business Development and Management for North Asia. Prior to that she was executive director at UBS AG, where she led the Corporate Advisory Group in Hong Kong. With experience in both the buy- and sell-sides, Mary has a strong understanding of the drivers and dynamics of different investor groups, including institutional investors, corporates, family offices, asset owners, and high-net-worth individuals.
Mary graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge with a degree in Engineering. She is a CFA charterholder and speaks English, Putonghua, and Cantonese.
Mr. Pat Woo
Partner, Head of ESG – Hong Kong, KPMG China and
Global Co-Chair, Sustainable Finance
Pat is a Partner at KPMG China, the Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice in Hong Kong and the Global Co-Chair for Sustainable Finance for KPMG IMPACT. He also leads the Sustainable Finance practice in Hong Kong and is very active in developing the ESG landscape for Hong Kong and international financial centres in the region.
Pat has been active for over 15 years in the field of sustainable development. Since 2018, Pat has chaired two working groups on the development of ESG strategy for Hong Kong for the Financial Services Development Council. The working groups have issued two policy papers during his term and the recommendations made aiming to catalyse the development of the sustainable finance market in Hong Kong have been well received. He is also a member of the steering group on developing green finance for the Greater Bay Area.
Pat holds different roles in the sustainability field, such as:
– Member of New Business Committee, Financial Services Development
– Council Chair of the Environmental and Energy Committee, British Chamber of Commerce
– Member of Greater Bay Area green finance working group, Financial Services Development Council
– Representative of KPMG, founding member, Hong Kong Green Finance Association
– Member of United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Asia Pacific (“UNESCAP”) and their Sustainable Business Network Task Force on Banking and Finance
– Member of Sustainability Committee, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ms. Marina Petroleka
Global Head of ESG Research
Marina Petroleka is Global Head of ESG Research in Fitch Ratings’ Sustainable Finance division, based in London. In her role, Marina leads a global team of research analysts undertaking detailed research and credit-relevant analysis on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) themes and cross-sector trends, as well as supporting and providing input for ESG-related research from all Fitch’s different analytical group areas.
Previously Marina was EMEA Regional Credit Officer at the Credit Policy Group, with a focus on Research. Her main responsibilities were leading cross sector, thematic credit research to ensure comprehensive analysis and awareness on major credit risks, across asset classes, but with a focus on Corporates.
Marina joined Fitch Ratings in April 2020 from Fitch Solutions where she was Global Head of Industry Research since 2016.
Previously, she lead BMI Research’s Energy and Infrastructure team for nearly a decade. She joined BMI Research (acquired by Fitch Group in 2014) in 2007 as an analyst in the Infrastructure team.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in War Studies, and an M.A. in International Security and Development, both from King’s College, University of London.
Terms and Conditions
By registering for this webinar, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions below.
1. You may be contacted by the co-hosts by email, phone and SMS in relation to the event you have registered for.
2. To qualify for CPT/PL hours, all participants must attend the full webinar. After the webinar, Society staff will verify participants’ check-in and check-out time from the registration system for the purpose of issuing CPT Attendance Letters. No pro-rata credit hours will be awarded.
3. The webinar will be conducted on Zoom.
4. Please log in the webinar link 10 mins in advance of the session start time to allow some time to solve the technical issues (if any).
5. For attendance-taking purpose, participants’ names and company names (if any) may be given to the speaker of this event.
6. Organisers will closely monitor and assess the ongoing situation of COVID-19 in the community. Should there be any changes to the event dates and other arrangements, we will notify participants by email. Notices will also be posted on our websites. Please stay alert with our notifications.
7. The event organizers reserve the right to change the format, date or speakers of the event due to unforeseen circumstances without prior notice.
8. In case of dispute, the decision of the event organisers is final, and no further correspondences will be entertained.
Material presented will be basic and of interest to a general audience having no background in the area.