Singapore

2024

Transforming Asia: Mobilising finance at speed and scale

September 12, 2024

Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay

Synopsis

As the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals deadline looms, United Nations officials have issued a stark warning: despite notable strides in Asia, no single country is on track to meet the critical goals. At the current pace, it will take another 32 years for the region to achieve the 2030 agenda.

The next five years are pivotal. To bridge the trillion-dollar funding gap necessary for Asia to regain momentum, we must mobilise resources through clear policies, robust investment plans, and strategic partnerships.

Sustainable finance is critical in achieving these goals. With comprehensive regional taxonomies now established, what measures are needed for green finance to be scaled with speed? What role will transition finance play in the region?

Asia’s growing marketplace for carbon credits also presents an opportunity to galvanize funding, but how will governments and businesses leverage this mechanism while maintaining credibility? Amid our global biodiversity crisis, how will regulatory frameworks evolve to enable companies to integrate nature and biodiversity risks into their business decisions?

Unlocking capital for sustainability 2024 will be hosted in six countries across Asia this year — in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and China/HK with the main summit being held in Singapore to discuss the responses to these urgent questions. These multinational meetings, in its seventh edition, will convene policymakers, business leaders and civil society to explore innovative ways to accelerate progress in meeting these ambitious targets.

Agenda

8:30

Invite-only breakfast briefing

9:45

Welcome Remarks

10:00

Opening address by Guest-of-honour

10:15

Fireside chat

10:45

Opening plenary: Raising the bar: A conversation with Asian regulators

11:45

Plenary #2: Mobilising finance at speed and scale

12:45

Networking Lunch and Multimedia Display

14:00

Plenary debate: This house believes regulation is needed to drive nature-positive outcomes in Asia

15:00

Plenary #3: Board governance: Financial stewardship for Asia’s green economy

16:00

Networking tea break

16:30

Launch of The Liveability Challenge 2025, presented by Temasek Foundation

16:45

Closing plenary: Bridging the climate tech valley of death

17:30

Closing keynote

17:45

Closing remarks and summary

18:00

Networking cocktails

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