AIGCC is conducting a deep dive into its new investor guide to be launched on December 1, Investor Expectations of Asian Electric Utilities Companies – Crossover to Net Zero, focusing on practitioner usage of the report as an engagement tool. A panel discussion will follow to share investor engagement experience, highlighting key challenges and strategies employed.
The AIGCC report calls on electric utilities to accelerate efforts to combat climate change in their business strategies and existing operations to be better prepared for the transition to a net-zero emissions economy. Asian electric utilities will play a critical role in ensuring that countries maintain their national competitiveness as global investors and supply chains increasingly look to invest and source from low carbon economies.
A comprehensive practice guide developed by AIGCC is included in this report, highlighting decarbonisation pathways and issues to be raised with companies which will help underpin a new investor engagement program with Asian electric utilities on climate change in 2021.
Speakers on the panel:
Senior stewardship officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management and Steering committee member, Climate Action 100+
Paul Milon, ESG Specialist, Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas Asset Management. Co-chair of AIGCC Engagement & Policy Working Group
Sophia Cheng, Chair, AIGCC and Chief Investment Officer, Cathay Financial Holdings
Moderated by: Rebecca Mikula-Wright, Executive Director, AIGCC