Investor stewardship and ESG – where does the true value lie?

Oct. 4, 2017 12:00 - 14:00


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Co-hosted with the ACCJ Alternative Investment Management committee

The investment community has yet to fully grasp the potential of "sustainability".

Responsible investing, impact investing, superior risk adjusted investment performance - what could it all mean for investors and a firm's ESG (environmental, social and governance) ratings? 

According to our speakers on October 4, sustainability is, simply put, good for your business. This panel discussion will address the above topics from a fund investor perspective, a ratings perspective, and from a globally competitive company's perspective, bringing clarity to an often mis-represented field.

Each panelist will share with the audience the most up-to-date best-practices for sustainable investing, and discuss where ESG investing is headed in the future.

The panelists:

Arisa Kishigami

As Head of ESG, Asia Pacific, for FTSE Russell, Arisa is responsible for the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance services across the Asia Pacific region. Arisa works closely with institutional investors and other clients to provide a comprehensive range of products and data to support them in reaching their investment decisions.

She has been working as an expert in ESG and Sustainable Investment since 2007, including managing corporate engagement programmes, ESG indices and ratings, and supporting stewardship implementation by asset owners. Arisa relocated to Tokyo in 2015 to take up her position as Head of ESG for the region. Prior to this she was based in London, a key hub for ESG investments.

Heather McLeish

Heather McLeish is a Senior Manager in EY Japan’s Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice. In addition to being responsible for the overall business development of the CCaSS team, Heather focuses how institutional investors are pushing companies for better disclosure and reporting on non-financial risks.

She brings her experience in Investor Relations to the topic of sustainability to better merge business and stakeholder interests and create practical solutions for companies. Heather has over 10 years of combined experience in the financial services industry in Asia, including advisory, strategy, operations, business development, fund raising and investor relations.

Emi Onosuka:

Emi is the Head of Stewardship Responsibility Group in GSAM Japan and is responsible for ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) research and company engagement activities. Previously, she has held various roles in the distributions, infrastructure, and investment teams since she joined GSAM in 2000.

Most recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer in Asia Pacific for GSAM portfolio management teams (Global Fixed Income and Liquid Management, Fundamental Equity and Quantitative Investment Strategies) until Aug 2016. Before joining Goldman Sachs, she was at JP Morgan since 1998 and received a B.A. from the Sophia University in 1997, majoring in International Business and Economics

 Poster Photo courtesy of EY



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Cancellation policy: Paid reservation by September 26 12:00 after which there can be no refunds on cancellations. No-shows will be charged.  We can not accept cash at the door.

Dietary requirements: Lunch is included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requests.

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ANA InterContinental Tokyo
B1F Galaxy Room

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Member Cost: ¥6,200

Non-Members Cost: ¥8,200