Regulatory and Policy Approaches to Catalyse Green Sustainable Finance
10th June 2020 10:00am Singapore Time
- En Lee of LGT said it best, “Investing sustainably is no longer an option, it is an imperative.” The session highlighted that investor demand for sustainable investing has increased across all asset classes and markets and it is now the role of markets and regulators to create a more enabling environment for this to flourish.
- Panelists pointed out that the pandemic is a ‘test run’ for the issues to come with climate change if we don’t take action now. Yet, “only 0.2% of all of the global pandemic stimulus spending in the world’s largest 50 economies have been allocated to green policies – this needs to change,” said Niall O’Connor, SEI
- A focus on integrating local capital with international participation was a thread throughout the session with Ruenvadee Suwanmongkol, of the Thai SEC sharing how Thailand is working to unlock this local capital and Niall O’Connor of SEI, calling for a more accessible language to make blended finance products more appealing.