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Unlocking capital for sustainability 2019

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The St Regis Singapore

29 Tanglin Road

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Unlocking capital for sustainability is an annual premier event organised by Eco-Business in partnership with UN Environment that brings together high-level decision makers in finance, business, government and civic society to discuss and commit to concrete initiatives that mobilise the capital markets for sustainable development projects.

In 2019, this event will be held on 22 January, in the run up to the Third Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific, organized by the UN Environment Asia Pacific Regional Office and the Singapore Government from 23 to 25 January 2019 in Singapore.

This dialogue will provide further opportunities for high level policymakers in the region to engage with business and finance leaders on advancing sustainable finance.

Come join us for a provoking debate on sustainable finance by Asia’s leading voices, and engage with business and finance leaders on advancing sustainable development over drinks and networking.

Spaces are limited, so register to secure your ticket today.

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8.30am: Registration

9.00am: Welcome address by Jessica Cheam, Managing Editor, Eco-Business

9.10am: Opening address by guest-of-honour Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Singapore Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (invited)

9.30am: Keynote address by Dechen Tsering, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, UN Environment

10.00am: Fireside chat with Mr Ng Yao Loong, Executive Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (invited)

10.30am: Coffee break

11.00am: Plenary discussion — Can finance save the world?

Financing sustainable development is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st centure and requires ambition, innovation, and commitment, underpinned by effective collaboration. This dialogue will bring all the three major stakeholders—finance, government and entrepreneurs—to discuss how capital can be unlocked for sustainable development goals.

12.30pm: Lunch and networking, with a special presentation on EB's latest report Power Trip: Asean's journey to a low-carbon economy

2.00pm – Fireside chat: How sustainability reporting can help grow sustainable finance in Asia

2.30pm: The Green Debate This house believes that green bonds are the best vehicles to advance sustainable finance

This lively, provoking debate will take a critical look at the global green bond movement and discuss its trappings and successes in order for the industry to advance it to achieve our Global Goals.

Industry experts and senior business leaders will form two teams of three speakers each to argue for and against the motion, with a vote taken at the end by delegates on the winning side.

3.30pm: Coffee break

3.45pm: Closing plenary — Innovative finance for sustainable solutions

It is absolutely critical that low-carbon solutions in Asia are supported and scaled to enable the region to achieve sustainable development. Yet, investor funds are just not being matched to bankable projects and where there is activity, it is painfully slow. How can we respond to this key challenge, and what are the emerging sources of finance that can accelerate the pace of investment in the region?

5.00pm: ‘Speed dating’ of financiers and projects; Networking and drinks

(*This draft agenda is still subject to change as we confirm more speakers from the region.)

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