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【Registration】2023 China SIF Summer Summit is coming!

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Update time : 2023-07-04 15:24:04

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Engagement and stewardship are common ESG investment approaches to reduce risk and achieve asset enhancement by pushing portfolio companies to improve their ESG practices. Mature markets are already experienced in this area. Many regions have already issued relevant guidelines such as the "Stewardship Code", and most leading asset managers are adopting this investment approach. In the domestic market, engagement and stewardship have only recently emerged, and only a few large asset managers have adopted the relevant practices. The "Green Finance Guidelines for Banking and Insurance Sectors" and the "ESG Stewardship Initiative for Insurance Asset Management Sector of China" released in 2022 will facilitate the development of stewardship.

During the 2023 China SIF Summer Summit, we will explore engagement and stewardship topics, inviting investors and portfolio companies to discuss how to promote dialogue and mutual action on key ESG issues. We will also discuss the specific application of stewardship in promoting the low-carbon transition of companies, information disclosure and other topics.

At the Summer Summit, the China Climate Engagement Initiative (CCEI) will be officially launched, aiming to integrate professional experience and bring together institutional investors to further promote the green, low-carbon and high-quality transition of Chinese enterprises.


2023 China SIF Summer Summit


Hosts: SynTao Green Finance, Institute of Finance and Sustainability

Co-Host: Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)

Strategic Partners: Moody's, AXA SPDB Investment Managers

Time:  July 11th 2023, 14:00-18:00 (UTC+8)

Venue:  Beijing (on-site & online)

Theme:  Investors Engaging With Companies



13:30——14:00   Reception


14:00——14:30   Opening Remark

14:30——15:15   Keynote Speeches (1)



15:15——15:25   Launching Ceremony

                            China Climate Engagement Initiative (CCEI)


15:25——16:10   Panel Discussion (1)

                            Shareholder Engagement and Stewardship


16:10——16:20   Release Session

                            An Overview of China A-Share ESG Performance 2023


16:20——17:00   Keynote Speeches (2)

17:00——17:45   Panel Discussion (2)

                            Promoting Orderly Transition


17:45——17:50   Summary

(The final agenda based on the day of the summit.)


Confirmed Speakers

WANG Zhongmin

Former Vice Chairman of National Council for Social Security Fund; the Honorary Chairman of China SIF


Dr. MA Jun

Director of China Green Finance Committee, and Beijing Institute of Green Finance and Sustainable Development


Dr. GUO Peiyuan

Chairman of China SIF; Chairman of SynTao Green Finance



Chairman of the Supervisory Board, National Green Development Fund Co.






General Manager, FIL Fund Management (China) Company


Dr. Nicholas ZHU

Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service


YANG Yuebin

Fund Manager of Equity Investment in AXA SPDB Asset Managers


Katherine HAN

Head of ESG Research at Harvest Fund Management


Dr. CHAI Qimin

Director of Strategic Planning, National Climate Strategy Centre


Raymond ZHANG

CEO of SynTao Green Finance; Member of China SIF Board of Directors



Deputy Director, Greentech Innovation and Investment Gateway, Institute of Finance and Sustainability


Phoebe ZHAO

Senior Researcher, Stewardship Project Manager, Greentech Innovation and Investment Gateway, Institute of Finance and Sustainability


Valerie KWAN

Director of Engagement, AIGCC
(More speakers to be confirmed.)



SynTao Green Finance

SynTao Green Finance (STGF) is one of the first Chinese organisations to provide green finance and ESG responsible investment services, starting ESG data collection and research as early as 2009. STGF ESG data and research on ESG key issues are widely employed to support investment decisions, risk management, policy making, and sustainable finance product innovation. STGF STαR ESG Data Platform and STGF ESG Risk Radar System cover all A-share market and Hong Kong stocks in the stock connect schemes, amounting to 5,000 listed companies. In 2020, STGF launched STGF PANDA Climate Data Platform, providing carbon emission data of Chinese entities based on GHG protocol. STGF ESG ratings (SynTaoGF-ESG) has been onboarding on Bloomberg Intelligence, making it the first Chinese ESG rating agency to have its data displayed on Bloomberg.

SynTao Green Finance is the first signatory of Chinese service provider joining PRI, a member of the first Advisory Council of Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles of International Capital Market Association (ICMA), the founding member of China Green Finance Committee, the certified consulting agency for UK Green Investment Bank, the first China-based Climate Bonds Standard (CBS) approved verifier, a member of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII).


Institute of Finance and Sustainability

The Institute of Finance and Sustainability (IFS) is a Beijing-based non-profit research institution specialized in areas such as ESG investment, natural capital, green technology innovation, and low-carbon transition. Its mission is to advance green finance and sustainable development in China and beyond, through high-quality research on policies, markets and products. It aims to become a globally recognized think tank and make substantial contributions to international efforts to protect the environment, conserve nature and combat climate change.




Asia Investor Group on Climate Change

The Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) is a global climate initiative that aims to raise awareness and encourage action among financial institutions and investors in Asia on the risks and opportunities associated with climate investing. AIGCC provides a trusted platform for investors active in Asia to share best practices and collaborate on investment activities, credit analysis, risk management, and policy engagement related to climate change. 

AIGCC members are comprised of asset owners and managers from 11 different markets in Asia and internationally. AIGCC members have over $32 trillion in assets under management. With its strong international network, AIGCC works with a number of government pensions, sovereign wealth funds, family wealth offices and endowment funds to represent Asian investors in the evolving global discussion on climate change and the transition to a net zero emission economy.


Strategic Partners



Moody's is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations are critical to managing risk and seizing opportunities in today's global capital markets. We are committed to transparently and systematically integrating ESG considerations into credit ratings.


AXA SPDB Investment Managers

AXA SPDB Investment Managers Co., Ltd. is a Sino-French joint venture mutual fund management company. Founded in August 2007, with strong Chinese and foreign shareholders and impose an outstanding image. Headquartered in Shanghai, with branches in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. and a wholly-owned subsidiary, Shanghai AXA SPDB Asset Management Co., Ltd. As a leading multi-asset management expert, AXA SPDB IM provides investors with multi-asset management solutions in the four major areas of equity, fixed income, quantitative and alternatives, generating sustainable value for investors.


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