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Topics: ESG & SRI InvestingFinancial RegulationLeadership SkillsEconomic Conditions

Hosted by CFA Institute, MSCI


CFA Institute is proud to partner with MSCI to present this webinar on “2023 ESG & Climate Trends to Watch – The APAC View”. 
We entered 2023 against a backdrop of a major war in Europe, turmoil in energy markets, inflation, rising interest rates and a series of climate-induced disasters. How will this global turmoil affect ESG and sustainability trends in APAC markets in 2023? 
The large-scale trends shaping ESG and climate investing in APAC have become well recognized: climate change risk and the road to net-zero, the interrelated threat of biodiversity loss, social inequalities, and, lately, debate and controversy over greenwashing and what ESG should be. Riding on these, industry leaders from MSCI will shed light on the key and emerging trends that might potentially shape the finance industry going forward.  
The following key topics will be covered:  

  • An overview of the top global ESG & Climate trends and how they impact the APAC markets in 2023  
  • Delve into three key topics – energy crisis, regulation and natural capital, to see how they are shaping the ESG & climate investing landscape in APAC

Register now to hear from the industry experts and stay current with the top ESG & Climate trends.  


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About the Speaker(s)

Miranda Carr
Miranda Carr

Miranda Carr joined MSCI in January 2021 as Head of APAC Thematic ESG Research to focus on the key issues and developments in ESG in the main Asian markets, including China. She is also developing ESG integration frameworks for key APAC clients.
Prior to joining MSCI, Miranda was Senior ESG Analyst at Haitong International, one of China’s largest securities companies, where she worked from 2015-20 and launched their ‘ESG in Asia’ research product, which developed corporate governance and ESG investment frameworks for the Chinese and Asian markets. Before that, she spent 8 years analysing Chinese government policy and investment strategy as Head of Research for an independent research company, NSBO, in London/Beijing.
In 2003, she obtained an MSc from Bayes Business School (formerly CASS Business School), where she focused on Socially Responsible Investment.

Chitra Hepburn
Chitra Hepburn

Based in Singapore, Chitra is MSCI’s Head of APAC ESG. She is responsible for the company’s ESG research division across the region.
Before joining MSCI, Chitra specialised in corporate development focusing on cleantech investments in China. She also spent 15 years working in the investment banking sector, where her roles included project-finance management for the green energy sector.
Chitra has lived and worked in 10 countries across Asia Pacific, as well as Europe, and holds a master’s degree in environmental economics from the London School of Economics.

Sivananth Ramachandran
Sivananth Ramachandran CFA, CIPM

Sivananth Ramachandran, CFA, CIPM, is the director of capital markets policy, India, at CFA Institute. In his role, he is responsible for advocating policy positions on issues that affect Indian capital markets, including corporate governance; environmental, social, and governance (ESG); and pensions. He is frequently quoted in media. Ramachandran has more than 14 years of experience in financial services. Before joining CFA Institute, Ramachandran worked at Morningstar and led their global index product development team. He also served as a spokesperson for sustainability at Morningstar India. Before his time at Morningstar, Ramachandran worked at MSCI where he co-authored research papers on small-cap investing, portfolio construction, and economic exposure. Ramachandran holds a masters of business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM), and Professional Risk Management (PRM) designations, and the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential provided by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).