What ESG metrics should one look out for in a company from a fund management perspective? What is the best way to engage small firms in ESG in a pandemic-stricken economy where companies are hard pressed to produce profits?

There were some of the points of discussion by our panel of experts on Tuesday (1 Sep) in the webinar co-organised by CFA Institute Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), ZSL SPOTT and CFA Society Singapore, and moderated by our Advocacy Executive Director, Chan Fook Leong, CFA. Our speakers discussed the challenges and opportunities they faced in the implementation of sustainable forest management practices, the main ESG risks posed by the timber and pulp industry, and the differences in the ESG climate compared to two decades ago.

We would like to thank the following speakers for their time and insights:
– Charlie Hammans, Forestry Technical Advisor, Zoological Society of London
– Ashkan Rahmati, Head, Corporate Development and Strategy, Woodbois
– Clara Melot, SPOTT Engagement & Impacts Manager, Zoological Society of London
– Alan Lok, CFA, Director, Ethics Education and Professional Standards, APAC, CFA Institute