Getting Ahead of the Curve – Climate-related Reporting under TCFD (CFA Society Hong Kong & KPMG Joint Webinar)
CPT/CE Eligibility (A Recognized CPT Provider)
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We are delighted to invite you to join the Asset Management Series webinar co-hosted by CFA Society Hong Kong & KPMG – Getting ahead of the curve – climate-related reporting under TCFD on Tuesday, 13 December 2022.
The local regulators have been at the forefront of local and global efforts to support the development of green and sustainable finance and the transition to a greener economy. Among the most significant developments are the steps the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong (“SFC”) is taking towards mandating climate-related disclosures aligned with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework by 2025.
Key among the updates to the regulatory regime is the requirement for climate-related disclosures, sustainability reporting, and the potential for new carbon market opportunities.
Practical questions for asset managers include: Does your firm have a framework in place to prepare for reporting? Are you keeping accurate records of your own data to ensure you meet the requirements? Is your firm up to date on building an appropriate business model for carbon markets?
In this upcoming webinar, we will explore and discuss the following topics to address the key questions and concerns:
∙ Overview of TCFD requirements and what they mean for asset managers in Hong Kong
∙ How firms should adopt changes to comply with TCFD in respect of the new requirements
∙ Practical approach and solution in getting prepared; and how to prepare for the transition
About the Speakers
Mr. Angus Choi
Climate and Sustainability
Hong Kong (SAR)
Angus joins KPMG Advisory in Hong Kong as a Partner under the ESG Advisory pillar. He is a sustainability consultant in Environmental, Social, and Governance consulting, sustainable finance, corporate environmental and social compliance assurance, and climate change.
Angus has over 18 years of experience in the sustainability/ESG consultancy industry, specializing in ESG advisory for LPs/GPs at the entity, fund, and deal levels. Since 2018 he has advised over 15 GPs to establish and integrate an ESG framework into their fund operations, aligning with the Principal of Responsible Investment (PRI). At the deal level, he leads around 100 ESG or EHS due diligence in APAC for both financial and strategic clients every year. At the portfolio company level, Angus leads projects in stewardship and engagement, ESG strategy and KPI setting, materiality assessments, ESG ratings, peer benchmarking, operational improvement, and ESG/climate disclosure.
Angus holds a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Hong Kong in 2001 and an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of East Anglia in 2002. He has been a Certified ESG Analyst® at the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) since 2021.
Mr. Simon Weaver
Co-lead Climate Risk and Decarbonisation Strategy
Head of ESG for Corporates
Simon is a Partner in KPMG in the UK and has been operating at the FTSE Board level for 10 years.
Simon leads our Climate Risk and Strategy team –helping clients understand the physical and transition risks that they will face under various climate change scenarios, and the strategy they need to put in place to mitigate these risks as well as to take advantage of any opportunities arising –including decarbonisation activities. Simon is KPMG’s global representative on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (‘TCFD’), which includes the requirements for climate transition plans.
Ms. Ravanya Naidoo
Climate Risk and Strategy
Ravanya has 10 years of experience in climate change and sustainability spanning management consultancy, corporate, academia and non-profits. Industry experience includes mining, chemicals, financial services, beverages, construction, textiles, cement and telecoms. Most recent past projects include climate advisory support services to a South Africa’s largest bank with a particular focus on unpacking physical climate risks for the commercial and retail banking portfolios, TCFD alignment for insurance and asset management and developing group-wide climate training. In broader networks Ravanya, represented the bank in the UNEP-FI Resource efficiency and circular economy working group, co-authoring the publicly available guidance document to assist banks to set resource efficiency targets.
Rating General – Material presented will be basic and of interest to a general audience having no background in the area.
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