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Virtual Session: Video On Demand


Overview

CFA Institute Alpha Summit APAC, a two-day virtual conference focusing on the investment industry’s biggest challenges and most compelling trends across Asia Pacific, was held on 10-11 February 2022. From shareholder activism and advances in fintech to sustainable investment strategy and capital allocation, the nine thematic sessions of the conference aimed to give the audience the tools and guidance on best practices that financial professionals need to succeed.

As investment managers respond to increased expectations from clients to align with UN PRI Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), fundamental questions still need to be addressed. From establishing frameworks that achieve PRI Sustainable Development Goals to defining, measuring and integrating social factors in valuation analysis, best practices are still evolving. How can investors increase the positive outcomes and decrease the negative outcomes arising from their actions, and what considerations should guide the adaptation of investment processes? 

In the keynote “SDG Investing,” which concluded day one’s presentations, Shelagh Whitley, chief sustainability officer at Principles for Responsible Investment, noted the growing recognition among investors of the urgency to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG framework can not only minimize negative outcomes, protect reputation, or prepare for regulatory developments, but also help identify business opportunities. It is particularly relevant in emerging markets, as it addresses issues of “just transition”, balancing the mitigation of climate change risks with its social consequences. 

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Length: 46 min.

Recorded: 10 February 2022.


CFA Institute Alpha Summit APAC 2022

Virtual Sessions - Video On Demand:

Day 1:

Day 2:

Speakers

Mohamed Razani Osman
Mohamed Rozani Osman

Mohamed Rozani Osman is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice of the World Bank in Kuala Lumpur, an assignment he started in June 2016.
He is currently working on several areas including sustainable finance, Islamic finance, disaster risk finance, capital markets, financial sector development and financial stability monitoring in the East Asia Pacific region. He has 18 years of investment management experience, including 10 years as Head of Treasury and Liquidity Management at Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign investment fund of Malaysia.
Prior to that, he headed the fixed income teams at Mayban Investment Management and KLCS Asset Management. While there, he managed several mutual funds and discretionary portfolios. He has also managed a leveraged multi-asset portfolio focused on the US technology and financial sectors. Before entering the financial industry, he worked in the oil and gas industry.
He has a MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Shelagh Whitley
Shelagh Whitley

Shelagh leads PRI’s programmes on Environmental, Social and Governance issues, and sustainability outcomes. Previously, Shelagh was Head of the Climate and Energy Programme at the Overseas Development Institute, where she led research on fossil fuel subsidies, green fiscal policy, and private climate finance. Shelagh has also worked in private sector and civil society organisations such as Camco and The Climate Group. She has a master’s degree in international environmental policy & finance from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in the US, and a BSc in biology and international development studies from Canada’s Dalhousie University.