Latest Trends in ESG

15th September 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm HKT Webinar

Join Neudata as we explore the latest ESG Trends we're seeing across APAC and worldwide

In partnership with Morgan Stanley as Diamond sponsor.

This event is exclusive to Neudata and Morgan Stanley clients.

Asian companies are increasingly incorporating ESG measures into their business practices, amid pressure from international and domestic investors.

Following new environmental disclosure rules that took effect earlier this year in China, Singapore and Taiwan, market players are now asking how this will impact asset managers and investments over the coming months.

The rise in ESG’s popularity has also created another concern — greenwashing… How will the new disclosure requirements around asia affect this?

Join Neudata on September 15th as we explore how external pressures are changing investors’ attitudes and how firms can use ESG data in their investment processes.


  • Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon


    Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
    Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon joined RepRisk in 2013 and is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Over her tenure, she has established and led RepRisk’s globally distributed Sales, Partnerships, Client Relationship Management, Sales Operations, and Marketing & Communications teams.  
    Before joining RepRisk, Alexandra worked on the Global Sustainability Affairs team at Credit Suisse, focusing on environmental and social risk management, green business opportunities, corporate responsibility reporting, and employee engagement. Prior to this, she worked at the US headquarters of Mercedes-Benz, holding positions within brand marketing and business development.
  • Claire Fraser


    Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Partner

    Emperor works with around 400 listed and non‐listed companies across the UK and Europe to communicate their strategic progress and ambitions to stakeholders. Claire has over 14 years’ experience in stakeholder communications and disclosure specifically, working with energy and financial services companies on their corporate and sustainability disclosures. She provides strategic advice on hot topics including ESG and TCFD, and helps companies develop an integrated and strategic approach to stakeholder disclosure and engagement. Read our latest guidance on ESG communications here, and our latest insight on climate disclosure here.

  • David Chao


    Global Market Strategist, Asia Pacific

    David Chao is a Global Market Strategist for Asia Pacific at Invesco. In this role, he is responsible for developing Invesco’s view on the investment market and global economy, as well as providing strategic investment insights to financial professionals and clients in the region.

    Mr. Chao joined Invesco in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, he led the foreign direct investment advisory division for United Overseas Bank. He started his finance career in New York with Goldman Sachs and later spent over five years as an investment analyst with Balyasny Asset Management and Visium Funds. He is frequently quoted in the Chinese and English press, including Caixin, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is a regular contributor to the South China Morning Post’s macroscope column and often appears on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and Radio. Mr. Chao has been in the financial industry covering the Asia Pacific and North American markets since 2003. He has built business and governmental networks through providing advisory services to facilitate investments throughout Greater China and
    Southeast Asia.

    Mr. Chao earned a BA degree, cum laude, in international political economy from Cornell University and a master's in international affairs from the University of Hong Kong. He is currently the chair of the Trade and Investment Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

  • Dean Murphy


    Commercial Director - Data Provider Products

    Dean is responsible for leading, developing and expanding Neudata’s events programme.

    Having spent the last decade creating, building and scaling conference and content businesses within the FinTech and Energy sectors, Dean has worked with some of the most recognisable global brands on B2B events of all sizes. Dean co-founded two conference companies in 2013 and exited through acquisition in early 2020.

    Dean holds a BA Hons degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from Warwick University.

  • Julia Asri Meigh


    Head of ESG Research
    Julia is a senior analyst at Neudata. She has over four years of experience as an analyst and account manager in consulting and financial services. Prior to Neudata, Julia worked at Macrobond Financial, the Foresight Factory and Gatehouse Advisory Partners. As an analyst, she covered a broad range of topics and sectors, including consumer trends, retail investing and the global macroeconomy.
    Julia holds an MSc in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics, Politics and Sociology from the University of Westminster.
  • Jonny Mulligan

    The Martello Advisory

    Founder and CEO

    Jonny Mulligan is the founder of The Martello Advisory, which supports investors and companies to navigate ESG and raise capital via the impact and sustainable finance options in private markets in the debt and equity public markets and through utilising sustainable LSE Green Mark.

    The Martello Advisory has offices in London and Bristol. Its clients are multi-sector asset owners and investors based in North America, Europe, and the U.K. We support them in developing a coherent impact strategy and understanding the capital risks and opportunities in the low carbon transition.

    Before founding the Martello Advisory, Jonny worked for Mubadala Sovereign Wealth fund in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Ports Group. In addition, he provided strategic counsel to organisations including Microsoft, Unilever, Sony Mobile, Marks and Spencer, the U.K. government, and the Carbon Trust.

    @MartelloThe - twitter
  • Mason Caldwell


    Business Development Manager

    Mason is a Business Development Manager at Neudata. Prior to working at Neudata, Mason spent over 3 years working at IHS Markit servicing clients across the buy and sell side with trading, regulatory and data led solutions. 

    Mason holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Leeds. 

  • Sophia Shepodd Innocenti

    Global Islamic Impact Investment Forum (GIIIF)

    Founder & CEO

    Sophia Shepodd Innocenti is passionate about the SDGs and Impact Investing and is currently dedicating much of her time to encouraging and celebrating sustainable investing in Islamic economies. She is the  Founder of the Global Islamic Impact Investing Gateway, the only institute driving impact intentionality within Muslim communities worldwide. Within the scope of this work she has established the Institute's own GIIIF event and Crescent Leaders Magazine of which she remains Editor in Chief. She has enjoyed a 12 year career in the media industry and has had her work distributed within The Times, Daily Telegraph, USA Today and The Guardian. Sophia has lived and worked in Bangladesh, Turkey, Malaysia, Qatar, Oman, Iraq and Italy, later establishing Conch Development Consulting Company to support her international network's market entry and communications strategies in frontier and emerging markets.  She is a proud member of The Africa Young Entrepreneurs Organisation Advisory Board, The Advisory Board of Impac+ Indonesia, London’s Chatham House and Conduit Club, and mother to 3 year old Giacomo.

  • Tim Chan

    Morgan Stanley

    Vice President

    Tim Chan is a vice president at Morgan Stanley who joined the firm in 2020 and is a member of the global sustainability research team, leading the ESG research in Asia Pacific. His team ranked #1 in the Institutional Investor All-Asia Research Poll in 2021. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Tim was a senior ESG analyst at Manulife Investment Management where he led the ESG integration, research and engagement efforts in North Asia. Previously, he worked as an advisory manager at Ernst & Young within their climate change and sustainability services team. Tim holds a bachelor of science in molecular biotechnology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a master of science in environmental management from the University of Hong Kong. He is also a CFA charterholder, a chartered environmentalist and an EFFAS certified ESG analyst.


  • 2:00pm HKT
    Welcome, Introduction

    Dean Murphy, Global Events Director, Neudata


  • 2:05pm HKT
    What’s Trending in Asia ESG Right Now?

    Trending Themes from Morgan Stanley

    Tim Chan, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

  • 2:20pm HKT
    APAC Market outlook with ESG Influences

    Discover how financial institutions and corporations are tackling sustainability and identify the overlapping datasets used in decision making

    David Chao, Invesco, Global Market Strategist for Asia

  • 2:45pm HKT
    The role of ESG data in spotting greenwashing

    Gain insights from a wide range of data sources on how to better your ESG Investments

    Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon, Executive Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing, RepRisk

  • 3.00pmHKT
    How can I use Neudata to help me gain the best ESG Insights?

    Learn how Neudata’s insights can be used to help global organisations search, source, manage and compare new sources of alternative data aligned to environmental, social and governance factors.

    Mason Caldwell, Business Development Manager, Neudata

  • 3:10pm HKT
    US and EU ESG Trends: Sustainable finance, ESG, Impact and how to drive a triple “green premium” asset valuation and capital allocation

    Discover the latest developments and trends in ESG, what are the key themes becoming apparent and how should Investors be reacting.

    Jonny Mulligan, Founder & CEO, The Martello Group and Claire Fraser, Head of Stakeholder Communications & Partner, Emperor

    Moderator: Sophia Shepodd Innocenti, CEO & Founder, GIIIF

  • 3:45pm HKT
    Greenwash Mitigation – Alternative Data Solutions


    Uncover and explore Neudata’s top trends within the ESG Space.

    Julia Asri Meigh, Head of ESG and Macro Data Research, Neudata

  • 04:00pm HKT