Programme

Opening comments

Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Office

Morning keynote address

Maria Helena Santana, Chairperson, Securities and Exchange Commission, Brazil, and former Chairperson, Executive Committee, IOSCO

Creating long term sustainability in capital markets

The opening session will explore the role of stock exchanges and capital markets in driving sustainability disclosure and performance by listed companies in the context of Rio+20.

  • Moderator: James Zhan, Director, Investment & Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
  • Mohammed Omran, Executive Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange
  • Elias Masilela, President, Public Investment Corporation, South Africa
  • Richard Howitt, MEP, European Parliament Rapporteur on Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Maria Helena Santana, Chairperson, Securities and Exchange Commission, Brazil

Progress of stock exchanges, regulators and investors in promoting sustainable investment

In the context of increased demands for corporate ESG disclosure, stock exchanges,
regulators and investors can play a key role in promoting increased transparency of
companies’ ESG performance. In this session, capital market leaders will showcase
current best practices in promoting transparency and feature how this information is
used in investment decisions.

  • Moderator: Sylvie Lemmet, Director, Technology, Industry & Economics Division, UNEP (TBC)
  • Edemir Pinto, CEO, BM&FBOVESPA
  • Sandy Frucher, Vice-Chairman, NASDAQ OMX
  • Corli Le Roux, Legal Counsel and Head of SRI Index, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  • David Pitt-Watson, Chair, Hermes Focus Asset Management
  • Wolfgang Engshuber, Chair, PRI Advisory Council and Senior Advisor Munich Re
  • Jae-Hoon Yoo, Commissioner, Securities and Futures Commission, Republic of Korea

Afternoon keynote address
Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General, UNCTAD

Post Rio+20: the regulatory dimension of ESG disclosure

The call by UN member States for more ESG disclosure in clause 24 of the ‘zero draft’
of the Rio outcome document could result in a broad commitment by governments to
explore the best use of their regulatory and soft powers to integrate sustainability
information within the reporting cycle of publicly listed companies. This session will
provide a view into the future and debate the merits of different paths regulators could
take in implementing the call, including the role of stock exchanges and their
regulators.

  • Moderator: James Gifford, Executive Director, Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Ibrahim Turhan, Chairman and CEO, Borsa Istanbul
  • Carlos Massaru Takahashi, President, Banco do Brasil DTVM
  • Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investors
  • Martin Turner, Vice-President, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Lance Pierce, Executive Director and COO, CERES

Closing comments by organizers

James Zhan, Director, Investment & Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
James Gifford, Executive Director, Principles for Responsible Investment

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