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Is Green Finance A Fad? Or Does It Possess Alpha Potential?

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Event Details

Date: 11 May 2017, Thursday

VenueCapital Tower, STI Auditorium, Level 9, 168 Robinson Road, Singapore 068912

Time: 11.30am to 2.00pm (Registration and buffet lunch begins at 11.30am; Talk starts 12.30pm)

(Eligible for 1 CE hour for CFA Singapore Members)​​

Event Synopsis

Investors are increasingly interested in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) integration. Asset owners see ESG integration as an opportunity to generate long-term performance while fulfilling their fiduciary duty. Investment managers see sustainable investment as a way to improve the financial performance of their investment portfolios. What are the key factors driving mainstream investors’ expanding interest in sustainable investment? And what are the opportunities to advance the dialogue between sustainable investment and mainstream investments through indexing strategies?

On 11 May, we are delighted to have the Strategy Indices Director of S&P Dow Jones Indices with us to share the overall development of green finance and green bond markets across the globe, implications for Asian markets, and the key trends in 2017 and beyond. This speech will be followed by a panel discussion on the intrinsic value of sustainable investment: Does it generate investment alpha for fund managers, or is it just a fad? ​​

Programme Agenda


Registration / Networking Lunch


Welcoming remarks by Dr. Tony Tan, CFA, Head, Global Society  Advocacy Engagement, CFA Institute


Keynote Speech by Tianyin Cheng, Director, Strategy and ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices


Panel Discussion - Is Green Finance a fad or does it possess alpha potential


Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Development Limited

Tianyin Cheng, Director, Strategy and ESG Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Darren Chua, VP for development and Investment, Infra Capital Myanmar


Sun Xi, Founder & CEO of ESGuru


Q & A Session


Closing Remarks / Programme Ends​

Global Passport Program

The Global Passport Program​​ allows members of participating CFA socities to attend each other's society events at the local member price.​

Terms and Conditions
- ​​Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and full payment.
- No cash payment will be accepted for on-site registration.
- If any registered participant is unable to attend, a replacement is welcome, but a top-up may apply depending on the membership category of the replacement participant. However, no refund would be made.
- CFA Singapore reserves the right to:
  * cancel, postpone or make any changes to the terms of the event at its sole discretion without giving any prior notice;
  * reject any registrations;
  * collect payment shortfall in accordance to the actual membership status of participants.
- By signing and submitting this form, I / we consent to CFA Singapore collecting, using, disclosing and processing my / our personal data :
  (1)  for purposes related to the administration of the registration for the above event;
  (2)  to send me updates informing me / us of events and activities organized by CFA Singapore.

*I understand that my personal data will be used and retained in accordance with the CFA Singapore Personal Data Policy available at

Event Type

Society; Educational

Education Topic


Start Time

5/11/2017 11:30

End Time

5/11/2017 14:00





Event Country


Event Region

Asia Pacific

Location Info

​STI Auditorium @ Capital Tower


Esther An; Tianyin Cheng; Darren Chua; Sun Xi

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SER Credit




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Non-Member Price


Candidate Price



​Click HERE​ to register​.​

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