ESG in Equity Offerings
5 October 2022 (3:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
Non-MIBA Member : RM650.00
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has become a crucial component in raising capital and gaining market share. Investors are now assessing ESG factors as a key investment consideration while regulators are requiring ESG disclosures in initial public offering (IPO) applications. Data is also showing that companies that integrate ESG in their strategy and decision making process, may achieve higher valuations, have better access to capital and growth opportunities.
In advising companies towards a successful IPO, advisers play a significant role in ensuring an applicant’s disclosures on ESG performance and strategy is explained in a clear and transparent manner without any misleading information or misrepresentations. More comprehensive disclosures in offering documents are required for investors to evaluate the applicant and to assess its ESG commitments, thus increasing demand by institutional investors. Failure to explain a clear ESG strategy would affect demand by investors.
This webinar will delve into ESG regulatory trends and developments across Asia, US and Europe, in particular, ESG reporting obligations, and incorporation of ESG into transactions. Technical and policy perspectives will also be examined, specifically, the landscape of business risks and opportunities including systemic risks and regulator’s responses, and tightening risk management with some best practices. In addition, the webinar will provide insights on Malaysia’s regulators’ guidance and requirements on disclosure and reporting of ESG issues together with its enforcement on false and misleading statements in offering documents. Litigation risks for failure to prepare for net zero transition and misrepresentations on net zero goals will also be discussed as well as ESG integration with Islamic equity financing.
- Review key ESG regulatory trends and sustainable finance developments.
- Analyze the risk landscape associated with ESG and recommended practices to manage such risks.
- Explain the requirements on disclosure and reporting ESG issues in Malaysia.
- Review the regulatory enforcement on false and misleading statements relating to ESG in offering documents.
- Discuss ESG integration with Islamic equity financing.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Corporate Finance Advisers, Financial Advisers and Investment Bankers
- Legal Counsel, Compliance Officers & Risk Practitioners
- Credit & Operations Officers
- Individuals interested in ESG in equity offerings
Mr Paul A. Davies
Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Paul Davies is Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practice and a member of Latham & Watkins’ Sustainability Committee. He advises clients on the environmental and ESG aspects of corporate transactions in the UK and overseas, in addition to a wide variety of other work, including the provision of ESG advice more generally, the management of contaminated land, the insurance of environmental risk, liaising with regulatory authorities, and climate change, health and safety, asbestos, and waste management issues.
Mr Michael D. Green
Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP
Michael Green is a counsel and member of Latham’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practice and Environment, Land & Resources Practice. He advises clients on a range of ESG and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) matters, in the context of transactional work, the management of risks and opportunities, and litigation matters.
Mr James Stacey
Partner, Global Director Climate Change, Low Carbon Economy Transition, ERM
James is Partner and Global Director Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Transition (LCET) at ERM, ‘the world’s leading sustainability consultancy’. He is co-developed ERM’s LCET strategy; now leading its implementation globally across ERM markets, services and client account management programmes, enabling ERM to respond to client needs to understand, measure, plan and execute on the financial and strategic implications of LCET. And respond to a significant economic demand and growth theme of the next decade, relevant to a full breadth of ERM service offerings and clients.
Ms Margie Ong
Chief Executive Officer, Thoughts In Gear
Margie’s goal is to translate Sustainability intentions into actions through concise strategy and diligent execution, resulting in measurable outcomes. Achievements include setting up South East Asia’s first Sustainability Accelerator with 100 listed companies, producing Asia’s Best Sustainability Strategy and Report, setting up South East Asia’s largest Collective Impact Initiative for education, producing a Harvard-commended SROI Analysis, and most recently producing a COVID-19 Vaccine Management Country Guide that has been used in 8 countries around the world.
To’ Puan Janet Looi
Senior Partner, Skrine
To’ Puan Janet Looi is the Senior Partner of Skrine and Head of the Corporate Division of Skrine, as well as Co-Head of the Firm’s ESG Practice Group. She has been named as a distinguished practitioner and leading individual for her takeovers, mergers & acquisitions, and cross borders transactions work by several leading publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, and Who’s Who Legal (WWL): Southeast Asia 2022, in which she is listed as a Recommended National Leader in the area of Corporate Governance, and in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers in the same practice area.
Cik Sharifah Shafika Alsagoff
Shafika is a partner in the firm’s Banking and Finance practice group with more than 25 years of experience in Islamic finance and capital markets. Shafika’s practice is diverse, including both retail and corporate Islamic finance, project bonds, restructurings, real estate and regulatory issues. Her clients include sovereigns and other government-related entities, international financial institutions and corporate service providers. She also advises clients internationally on various capital markets, Islamic investments, waqf and crowd funding structures. Shafika is often sought after by financial institution to prepare and update their documentation templates for Islamic financing to ensure alignment with ever developing Bank Negara guidelines and policy documents issued.
MIBA Member : RM500.00 per participant
Non-MIBA Member : RM650.00 per participant
*10% discount applies for group registration of 5 or more from the same organisation
The closing date for the registration is on Wednesday, 28 September 2022.
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