As part of its cooperation agreement with the Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA), ADFIAP, represented by its Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, chaired a plenary session on Asian regional round up on sustainable finance. The panel discussion afforded Mr. Peralta to highlight the role and programs of ADFIAP member-DFIs in advocating for sustainable finance, which in the context of ADFIAP, means supporting projects and activities that are socially-beneficial, environmentally-responsible and economically-viable.
The 10th year anniversary event of ASrIA held on September 28-29, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Hong Kong was attended by over 200 hundred delegates from its members, partners and affiliates and had the theme, “Scaling up Sustainable Finance in Asia” which covered topics such as sustainability in traditional asset classes and alternative assets, climate-focused investment products, shareholder engagement, impact investing, ESG and related issues.
ASrIA www.asria.org is a non-profit membership association that fosters the creation of socially-responsible investment (SRI) products and services by and for asset owners, investment managers, ESG research houses, investment and professional service providers, corporate and civil society organizations.
ADFIAP and ASrIA signed a memorandum of cooperation in December 2010 that covers a wide range of programs and activities in sustainable finance and related themes. Both organizations started working together in 2005.