Financing Asia’s Transition (FAST) Conference

Carbon emissions from fossil fuels hit a record high last year, and 2023 left its mark as the hottest year on record. By some estimates, more than US$3 trillion per year till 2050 is needed for Asia to achieve net-zero emissions, and this financing gap presents both a challenge and an opportunity.

Though financing is essential in addressing climate change, large-scale infrastructure investments required for transition and adaptation typically do not meet the criteria of traditional financing solutions. Innovative financing solutions will require the radical collaboration of governments, financial institutions, philanthropic actors and solution providers, to de-risk investments and crowd in capital for a green and just transition.

Jointly organised by BlackRock, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Temasek, the Financing Asia's Transition (FAST) Conference 2024 will convene key decision-makers across financial institutions and the real economy. Themed 'Crowding In Capital for Sustainable Growth', the conference aims to facilitate conversations on transition and adaptation financing, including discussions on concrete steps, toolkits, frameworks and collaborations required to translate climate ambition into action.

The Financing Asia’s Transition (FAST) Conference will be held on 17 April 2024, as part of Ecosperity Week 2024.


Programme

Marina Bay Sands

Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Level 5

Plenaries

Timings indicated are Singapore time (GMT+8)
07:00 – 09:00
Registration
120 mins
08:00 – 09:00
Breakfast Networking
60 mins
09:00 – 09:15
FAST Conference 2024 Opening:​ Crowding In Capital for Sustainable Growth
15 mins
Speaker
Speaker
Chia Der Jiun speaker frame
Chia Der Jiun

Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

09:15 – 09:50
Navigating the Climate Polycrisis: Public, Private, Philanthropic Collaboration
35 mins
Speakers
Speakers
Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara speaker frame
Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara

Executive Director & CEO, Temasek

Philipp Hildebrand speaker frame
Philipp Hildebrand

Vice Chairman, BlackRock

Mark Gallogly speaker frame
Mark Gallogly

Co-Founder, Three Cairns Group

09:50 – 10:08
Live Solutions Showcase - From Commitment to Action: Accelerating Change through Transition Credits
18 mins
Speaker
Speaker
Andrew Jeffries speaker frame
Andrew Jeffries

Advisor, Energy Transition Mechanism and Partnerships, Asian Development Bank

10:08 – 10:18
Transitioning Trillions: Role of the Public Markets
10 mins
10:18 – 10:35
Financing a People-centered Green Transition
17 mins
Moderator
Moderator
Dr Steve Howard speaker frame
Dr Steve Howard

Vice Chairman, Sustainability, Temasek

10:35 – 11:00
Tea Break
25 mins
11:00 – 11:45
Enabling Asia's Capital Markets for Transition Infrastructure​
45 mins
Speaker
Speaker
Cristobal Chin speaker frame
Cristobal Chin

CEO, Chow Energy

11:45 – 12:20
Adaptation Financing​
35 mins
Speaker
Speaker
Marisa Drew speaker frame
Marisa Drew

Chief Sustainability Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

12:20 – 12:30
Ecosperity Week 2024 Closing: Renewing Our Vibrant Spring​
10 mins
Speaker
Speaker
Kyung-Ah Park speaker frame
Kyung-Ah Park

Head, ESG Investment Management & Managing Director, Sustainability, Temasek

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch
90 mins
View the rest of the programme for Ecosperity Week 2024 here.

Partner Events

13:30 – 18:30
AtoZero Asia 2024
300 mins

AtoZero Asia 2024 is a leading industry platform fostering the Net Zero energy transition in Asia. It marks the third edition of the global AtoZero series, facilitating impactful leadership dialogues, investments, and innovations.

The event, anchored in Singapore, serves as a gateway to multi-billion-dollar clean energy projects across Asia, connecting the industry ecosystem. It is set to host Ministerial VIPs, NOCs, IOCs, National Utility companies, speakers, exhibitors, and more than 1500 attendees from over 50 countries.

This year’s summit has set its focus on four essential industry verticals – Solar, Regional Grids, LNG, and Hydrogen. Event highlights including strategic and technical stages, Chief Sustainability Officers' Roundtable, Global Leaders Dialogue, Solar & Storage Forum, and Hydrogen Forum, provides insights into pioneering sectors like Hydrogen, Ammonia, and Carbon Capture & Storage. The event offers networking opportunities and insights from industry influencers, promoting collaboration in the region's energy landscape.

Please note the event timing across the two days:

  • 17th April (Wed): 1.30pm – 6.30pm
  • 18th April (Thu) : 9.00am – 5.30pm

For more information, please email conference.asia@atozero.energy

14:00 – 18:00
Impact Investing Roundtable 2024
240 mins

Themed “Ensuring Climate Resilience and an Inclusive Transition in Emerging Markets”, the Roundtable will be an intimate gathering that brings together impact investing industry experts, leading investors, and companies for meaningful discussions on industry trends, business solutions and growth opportunities. The event is co-organised by Temasek and the Centre for Impact Investing and Practices (CIIP).

This is an invite-only event. For more information, please email impactroundtable@temasek.com.sg.

14:00 – 18:00
Philanthropy Asia Summit
240 mins

The Philanthropy Asia Summit (PAS) is the Philanthropy Asia Alliance’s flagship collaborative platform catalysing philanthropic-public-private partnerships to address pressing environmental and societal challenges.

For more information, please visit https://www.philanthropyxchange.sg/pas/ or email pas@philanthropyasiaalliance.org.

14:00 – 18:00
The Liveability Challenge 2024 Grand Finale
240 mins

The Liveability Challenge (TLC) is a global platform presented by Temasek Foundation that hunts for and accelerates the launch of innovative solutions to urban challenges of the 21st century in cities in the tropics. Established since 2018, TLC has grown to become Asia’s largest sustainability solutions platform with a global reach and a reputation helping companies – whose innovative technologies are disrupting industries — to create significant positive impact for society and planet.

Finalists from the 2 tracks of (i) Climate Change, and (ii) Food and Nutrition, will get the chance to pitch for $2.5 million worth of grant and investment prizes which are up for grabs.

www.theliveabilitychallenge.org

View more Partner Events here.

Programme, speakers and partner event details are subject to changes.


Speakers and Moderators

Managing Director
Monetary Authority of Singapore
CEO
Chow Energy
Chief Sustainability Officer
Standard Chartered Bank
Co-Founder
Three Cairns Group
Vice Chairman
BlackRock
Vice Chairman, Sustainability
Temasek
Advisor, Energy Transition Mechanism and Partnerships
Asian Development Bank
Head, ESG Investment Management & Managing Director, Sustainability
Temasek

Financing Asia's Transition (FAST) Conference 2023

The finance-focused conference on Day 3 at Ecosperity Week 2023 brought together key actors from the Asia-Pacific region, including senior-level representatives from central banks, NPOs, financial institutions, private banks, government agencies and corporations.

The inaugural Financing Asia's Transition (FAST) Conference discussed the critical financial enablers for transition and the need for stable regulatory policies, policy incentives and multilateral involvement to instil investor confidence and crowd in climate financing from the private sector.

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