China Responsible Investment Conference, Tianjin


On June 6, 2017, ACGA co-organised a major event in Tianjin with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) and the China Association for Public Companies (CAPCO), two self-regulatory organisations under the supervision of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). Called the “2017 China Responsible Investment Conference”, the event took place at the Renaissance Tianjin Lakeview Hotel and was supported by the Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Financial Affairs and Tianjin China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

Around 600 delegates joined the event, which featured speakers on corporate governance and ESG from China and overseas. Financial market regulators in China today are seeking to encourage local asset managers to factor ESG into their decision-making, hence the emphasis on learning from the experience of overseas markets. For more details, see the programme in English and Chinese.
ACGA Secretary General, Jamie Allen, gave one of the keynote speeches at the conference. His presentation, titled "Asian Governance Challenges: New Opportunities for Investors" can be read in both English and Chinese
In the afternoon, Mr. Allen moderated a panel discussion on the "Application of Corporate Governance in the Investment Context".  Several ACGA members or consultants spoke in the session, including:
  • Li Wen, Chairman, China Universal Asset Management, Shanghai
  • Melissa Brown, Specialist Consultant, ACGA and Partner, Daobridge Capital, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Christine Chow, Associate Director - Engagement, Hermes Investment Management, London
  • Mo Ji, Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan, Amundi, Hong Kong