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5 September 2016 | The Westin, Singapore


The 2nd Annual AVCJ PRI ESG Forum gathered more than 110 of the industry's leading figures in Singapore for a day of education, benchmarking and the exchange of ideas on how GPs operating in Asia can utilise ESG principles.

Attendees came from 17 different countries around the world and heard from 30 of the most experienced and successful ESG practitioners from across the globe. The forum featured interactive workshops, insightful case studies, practical sessions, roundtable discussions and a keynote speech.

Topics included the ESG issues and opportunities in Asia that are of most interest to LPs, how you use ESG factors to create value, how you effectively engaging your portfolio companies to get ESG buy-in, the business case for transaction ESG due diligence, how you develop an ESG framework that promotes sustainable operations and the appropriate level of commitment that LPs expecting from GPs in Asia.


Highlights of the Forum included:


A keynote interview speech from Christopher J. Ailman, Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers' Retirement System


Two panels of global LPs discussing how ESG performance will impact their long-term strategy for PE allocations and manager selection featuring HESTA, Second Swedish National Pension Fund, ABP, PGGM, USS Investment Management and CalPERS 


A candid and informative case study on solutions investing featuring KKR and the Santanol Group


Specialist roundtables on some of the most pressing ESG challenges for investors including governance and safeguarding against corruption, incorporating carbon and climate change in an ESG strategy and setting measurable KPIs to assess ESG performance


An extended workshop on identifying and managing Transaction ESG risk led by ERM and featuring TPG Capital and PAI Partners


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