SFi's Inaugural Impact Investment Summit Unites 100+ Asian Impact Leaders and Family Wealth Owners

Showcasing Inspiring Impact Journeys and the Significance of Passion and Value in Investment for a Better Future

HONG KONG, May 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi) is proud to announce the successful conclusion of the inaugural SFi Asian Family Impact Summit: Where Capital Meets Purpose, held on May 24th and 25th. This groundbreaking Summit brought together a diverse group of over 100 impact leaders, family wealth owners and business leaders, serving as a platform to share, learn, and collaborate on the multifaceted realm of impact investment in Asia.

SFi Asian Family Impact Summit 2023_key photo
SFi Asian Family Impact Summit 2023_key photo

Co-hosted with UBS, the Summit featured captivating personal narratives, impactful showcases by industry pioneers, lightning pitches, and engaging workshops. It delved deep into the Asian family impact story, uncovering the synergies between capital and purpose, and exploring the visions of the next generation.

 The Summit boasted an impressive lineup of over 30 diverse speakers from various countries, who contributed their expertise and perspectives to the Summit. Notable speakers included Adriel Chan, Vice Chair of Hang Lung Group; Annie Chen, Chair of RS Group; Vanessa Cheung, Group Managing Director of Nan Fung; Poman Lo, Founding Managing Partner of AlphaTrio Capital; Karen Cheung from D.H. Chen Foundation; Guneet Banga, Executive Director, The Caravel Group; and Ronald Chan from Chartwell Capital, among others.

One of the highlights of the Summit was the thematic clusters' session, where leaders addressed common challenges in achieving scalable impact. A wide range of critical topics were covered, including youth empowerment, climate investing, intergenerational poverty, China ESG, emerging markets, sustainable portfolios, strategic philanthropy, and corporate venture capital. These discussions fostered valuable insights and meaningful exchanges among the participants, paving the way for actionable solutions and collaborations.

 Guneet Banga, Executive Director of The Caravel Group, succinctly outlined the primary insights gleaned from the cluster emerging market discussion: "The unlocking of emerging market potential rests upon our collective dedication to making sustainable choices in our everyday lives. The individual micro decisions we make significantly contribute to shaping a sustainable future. In this pursuit, organisations such as SFi plays a pivotal role in facilitating effective communication and fostering collaboration."

At the Summit, SFi also announced the launch of the SFi Hub, a directory of companies and fund managers in the impact space for active Asia-based investors.

Katy Yung, Managing Director of SFi, said, "The SFi Asian Family Impact Summit has exceeded our expectations, successfully bringing together a diverse array of experts and practitioners from across the region. This gathering has presented an invaluable opportunity for family leaders active across investments, business and philanthropy in Asia to harness their collective strengths and drive meaningful change. I am thrilled to see the alignment between our summit and the Hong Kong Government's initiatives, as well as the continued support from InvestHK and FSDC. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all participants and partners who made this Summit a resounding success."

Amy Lo, Co-Head Wealth Management Asia Pacific, UBS Global Wealth Management, said, "We are happy to be co-hosting this event and to see that impact investing is gradually taking centre stage in Asia. In recent years, there has been a growing trend among families to create meaningful changes and address pressing social and environmental challenges through investing. We are committed to driving positive changes and creating a better future for all. By collaborating with top industry experts and thought leaders, we are able to deliver innovative impact investing solutions for investors around the world."

Annie Chen, Chair of RS Group, said, "Throughout the Summit, we witnessed genuine dialogue and a strong spirit of collaboration, which laid the groundwork for accelerated growth in impact investing throughout Asia. By leveraging our collective knowledge and resources, we are making significant strides towards a more sustainable future. As we reflect on the outcomes of the summit, I am heartened by the power of collaboration and shared vision, and how it can drive positive change at an unprecedented scale. I believe together we can shape a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come."

The Asian Family Summit is made possible with the generous support and sponsorship of selected brands who share SFi's core beliefs and vision, including -Co-Host – UBS, Network Partners – The Caravel Group, Pictet Wealth Management, Impact Partners InvestHK, Cambridge Associates, Community Partners – Audacy Ventures, blueonion, Cathay Pacific, Center for Sustainable Finance & Private Wealth, illio, The Impact, and numerous other community partners who contributed to the event's success.

A full list of speakers can be found here and the agenda for the Summit can be found here.



About Sustainable Finance Initiative

Sustainable Finance initiative is an Asian homegrown community of private investors who believe in Capital that Matters. Our mission is to mobilise private capital for positive impact. As a go-to knowledge and action platform, we empower family offices, private investors and financial services professionals with knowledge and expertise to invest for purpose and profit.

Source: Sustainable Finance Initiative