Regional Dialogue 2015: South East Asia

The SSE Regional Dialogue South East Asia took place on Monday, 18 May 2015 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand, and was opened by Thai Minister of Finance H.E. Sommai Phasee, UNCTAD Secretary General Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi and UNEP Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific Mr. Kaveh Zahedi. The High Level Policy Dialogue photographed above was moderated by UNCTAD Investment and Enterprise Division Director, James Zhan.

Click here for the 2015 SSE Regional Dialogue South East Asia Press Release

Press Coverage

Event Summary

UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi welcomes new members of SSE initiative: Bursa Malaysia, Hanoi and Hochimin stock exchanges

On Monday 18 May 2015 the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Regional Dialogue South East Asia kicked off in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand with the participation of more than 150 delegates from 13 countries. The SSE Regional Dialogue, as the first of its kind in South East Asia, offered a unique platform for CEO’s of stock exchanges, listed companies and institutional investors, alongside with high-level policy makers and regulators, to demonstrate leadership and understanding of the sustainable development opportunities and challenges facing capital markets today.

Afternoon workshop sessions were made possible through the support of collaborating partners GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), CDSB (Climate Disclosure Standards Board), ASRIA (Asia Investment Group on Climate Change) and MSCI.

During the Regional Dialogue, leaders of the Hanoi, Hochiminh and Malaysia Stock Exchanges announced their public Commitments to join the SSE initiative as SSE Partner Exchanges.

The SSE Regional Dialogue South East Asia High Level Policy Dialogue was Moderated by UNCTAD's Investment and Enterprise Division Director James Zhan

Key questions addressed at this SSE Regional Dialogue included:

  • What role can stock exchanges, regulators and investors play to improve the environmental, social and governance performance of companies? What are the experiences of listed companies?
  • What are the main challenges and opportunities for promoting sustainable development through capital markets?
  • What next steps can be taken by policy makers, regulators, investors, companies and exchanges collectively in the region? What are the key roles for each actor?
  • What regional and national policy options are available to reinforce existing best practices?


Welcome Address & Opening Remarks by

High-Level Policy Dialogue

Afternoon Workshop Speakers 

Session 1A: 14:00-15:30
GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting – A Roadmap for Investors

Session 1B: 14:00-15:30
Water Scarcity – Risks for Companies and Investors

Session 2A: 16:00-17:30
From Climate Disclosure to Investor Action

Session 2B: 16:00-17:30
Forestry, Palm Oil, Rice and Land Use

 

Event Overview

Morning Session

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-10:00 Opening Comments
10:00-12:00 High-Level Policy Dialogue
12:00-14:00 Networking Lunch

Afternoon Session

Track A: Sustainability Reporting

Track B: Natural Resources & Investor Risk Management

14:00-15:30 Session 1A:
GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting – A Roadmap for Investors
Session 1B:
Water Scarcity – Risks for Companies and Investors
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30 Session 2A:
From Climate Disclosure to Investor Action 
Session 2B:
Forestry, Palm Oil, Rice and Land Use
17:30-19:30 Reception

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