ADFIAP presents green finance initiatives in SRI Roundtable

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SRI RoundtableADFIAP, represented by Octavio B. Peralta and Ms. Corazon D. Conde, Secretary General and ADFIAP Consulting (AC) Group Head, respectively, showcased the Association and its members’ Greening of DFIs project during the Manila Roundtable on Sustainable and Responsible (SRI) organized by the Hong Kong-based Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASRIA) at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) on December 7, 2010.

The event was one of a series of SRI Roundtables held in seven Asian cities – Shanghai, Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Beijing. The roundtables are conducted with the support of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and with funding assistance from the Government of Japan.

ADFIAP’s greening initiatives include, among others, the EU-supported Environmental Governance Standards and the SMART Cebu projects as well as its GRI-registered sustainability reports, climate change policy statement, and partnerships with international organizations on environment, social and governance (ESG) issues.

The Manila Roundtable participated by 30 invited guests afforded the exchange of information and discussion of key issues on ESG, sustainable finance best practice for financial institutions, sustainable investment trends and themes, managing supply chain issues, disclosure and stakeholder engagement and how investors can support the shift to a low-carbon economy.

ASrIA is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to promoting corporate responsibility and sustainable investment practice in the Asia-Pacific region. ASrIA’s goal is to build market capacity for SRI by providing insightful, up-to-date and accessible information on the development of SRI in Asia and globally.

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