SEA Chapter Webinar - Sustainable Investing & Risk Issues

12:00pm Thursday, 6 October 2022
1:00pm Thursday, 6 October 2022
Chapter Event

SEA Chapter Webinar - Sustainable Investing & Risk Issues

Come and share with an intimate group of like-minded professionals to explore an online conversation on Sustainable Investing & Risk Issues.


About Event 

The increasing interest in Sustainable/ESG investing has led to new challenges and exaggeration of the merits of ESG investing including:

  • the reliability and relevance of the appropriate data sourced to measure say the carbon footprint or GHG emissions,
  • the lack of standardisation in both data governance and sustainability disclosure including classification of so-called ESG assets, potentially leading to cases of ESG- and greenwashing.

The discussion will centre around the “Myth of Sustainable Investing - The Unbearable Lightness of the DD (Due Diligence) Process”:

This is an interactive session and attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions.


About Guest Speaker

Guan Seng Khoo, PhD - APAC Advisory Council Member and Advisory Board Member of Global SWF

Dr Guan Seng Khoo has over 28 years’ of experience in the design and implementation of enterprise wide investment, banking and risk management models, systems and processes incl. ESG/RI Investing. He gained deep practical insights from a career spanning across financial institutions in the USA, Canada, UK and Singapore, including the Man Group where he was the Principal Scientist, designing and running an algorithmic AI-based hedge fund, at American Bourses Corporation which provided robo-based analytical solutions and financial info-utilities to traders and investors in the USA and N Asia, at ATOS Origin, RHB Capital, Singapore Exchange, Standard Chartered Bank, Temasek Holdings, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) and CAI, the global airport investment arm of Changi Airport Group (CAG). He holds a PhD in Computational Physics (Material Science) from the National University of Singapore, with post-doc R&D in AI-based data mining and applications in Japan and America. He was recently appointed the Head of Risk Management at a global environmental NGO.

Alpa Parekh (Moderator) is a Senior level risk management professional with over 15 years of sector experience in Financial Services, Consulting and FinTech – and currently the Chapter President of RMIA-SEA based out of Singapore. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (US), Chartered Accountant (CA) (Australia), Certified Internal Audit (CIA), Certified Banking Credit Analyst and Certified Financial Crime Specialist. 

Event Details

TIME: 12:00pm - 1:00pm HKT/SGT Thursday, 6 October 2022


(3:00pm - 4:00pm AEDT UTC+11:00)

LOCATION:  Online via Zoom  

COST: FREE for Members & Non-Members

Group Bookings: For Group Bookings, please contact us via email on or by phone on +61 2 9095 2500.

The time on your ticket when issued is the RMIA server timezone and may differ to the time of the event in your timezone. Please check this registration page for correct TIMEZONE and ACTUAL SESSION TIMES. 

Registration for this event will close 2 business days prior to the event when attendees will be provided with Zoom Invitations. We cannot guarantee any ticketing after this time.

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