CTO/ CIO, Benjamin Khoo, moderates a panel of institutional investors including Swiss Re, Peak Re, and IFC’s Asia Chief Investment Officer who estimates clean energy to be a $20 trillion opportunity.
The panel highlighted a global trend by institutional investors who control around $90 trillion to decarbonise their portfolios away from fossil fuel investments into sustainable investments that meet environmental, social, governance (EST) criteria.
The panel also noted the impact on static portfolio management by disruptive technologies and a need to rethink concepts of finance and business in order to keep up with the pace of technological progress. Many institutional investors and corporations around the world have set up flexible venture capital funds focused on investing in new technologies. Benjamin spoke on how to structure low-risk ESG-compliant cleantech infrastructure assets enabled by emerging clean energy technologies (baseload vs. intermittent power). (Learn more)
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