The SHARP Forum Addresses Achieving Carbon Neutrality By 2050

April 13 15:46 2022
The SHARP Forum Addresses Achieving Carbon Neutrality By 2050
Innovative online conference on sustainable finance, The SHARP Forum, highlights the importance of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and the urgency of the task.

The SHARP Forum featured big names in the environmental advocacy movement, with the recently concluded online forum that was held this month, touching on sustainable finance and the feasibility of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The event looked at the influx of ESG financial instruments in the market, especially as the discussion around a low carbon environment continues to heat up.

The case for environmental sustainability has become more imperative in recent times, no thanks to the effect of climate change. Over the years, a plethora of initiatives has been put in place to address the issue and how the planet can become greener for the present and future generations. However, very little has been done in the aspect of investment and financial instruments, which is where the SHARP Forum aims to make a difference.

The event featured top speakers such as Philip O. Peñaloza, an experienced professional who currently leads ESG investments and related philanthropy in the Asia-Pacific region, raising funds for the Nature Conservancy, the largest environmental NGO in the world, Angel Chang Wei, the founder of Shanghai Sustainability Communications Advisory, and Jeffrey Young, the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Grandly Financial Group, overseeing all of Grandly investment and fund management services. Eddy Lam, the Managing Director of Direxion Investments, was also part of the panel, sharing his expertise in the investment field, with a focus on the ESG investment framework or PRI investment principle.

Philip highlighted how science is driving economic evolution to shake investment strategy and that ESG involves everyone, all genders, listed companies and private companies, reiterating that Net Zero requires a collaborative effort.

Angel emphasized that the critical challenge facing ESG is discovering a way to better link the SDG targets to better financial outcomes to further the convergence of environmental and social progress alongside financial profitability. Jeffrey on his part mentioned that ESG investing often results in better financial performance while Eddy discussed studies indicating that ESG investing appears to provide downside protection, especially during a social and economic crisis.

Tagged Sustainable Finance—A Pathway Towards Carbon Neutrality, the event explored how people can leverage ESG financial instruments, including bonds related to sustainable development, and carbon credit ETFs and increase their investment portfolio without negatively affecting the planet.

For further information about The SHARP Forum, visit YouTube.

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