ADFIAP and the Hong Kong-based Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASRIA), represented by Octavio B. Peralta and David St. Maur Sheil, Secretary General and Joint Executive Director, respectively, signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) at the ADFIAP International Headquarters in Manila, Philippines on December 6, 2010.
The agreement covers the aspiration of both organizations to harness common synergies for the benefit of their respective stakeholders through the implementation of programs and activities of mutual interest. The signing was witnessed by Ms. Sandra Honrado, ADFIAP Senior Executive for Programs, and Ms. Yun-Ling Kang, ASRIA Regional Manager for Asia-Pacific.
Both institutions aim to jointly organize, collaborate, and assist each other in conferences and forums on sustainable development and finance issues such as, but not limited to, socially-responsible investment, environmental and corporate governance as well as other relevant topics; develop and promote training, capacity-building and credentialing programs to enhance the professional and institutional capability of their stakeholders and other institutions that share similar objectives; facilitate inter-action between their stakeholders in order to encourage strategic alliances and business networking among themselves and their partner-organizations; and explore other areas of cooperation such as information and study exchanges, publications, research and studies and other appropriate endeavors.
ASRIA www.asria.org is a not-for-profit, membership association dedicated to promoting corporate responsibility and sustainable investment practice in the Asia-Pacific region. ASRIA’s members include investment institutions managing over US$4 trillion in assets, however, membership is also open to any organization which has an interest in sustainable investment.