Beyond demonstrating responsible business practice, ESG criteria are driving businesses to innovate to produce more with less, build resilience by factoring in externalities, and enhance efficiency by streamlining processes. To maximize overall impact and benefits, investors, financiers, corporates and SMEs must align on a common ESG agenda and set of performance expectations.

We invite you to join experts from Bloomberg and the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei for an in-depth overview of the current ESG landscape for investors in Malaysia. The session will be followed by a Q&A.

Discussion topics:
– Malaysian ESG investment landscape in a post-COVID-19 world
– ESG as the key to achieving SDG Ambition
– Themes in ESG investing
– Evaluating ESG performance and rating
– Equity vs. Fixed income ESG investing
– Portfolio level ESG considerations


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Ramesh Kana

Managing Partner Aditi Private Equity & Advisory LLP Chairperson
UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei

Ramesh brings over 30 years of diverse, international experience across oil & gas, chemicals, investment banking, private equity and accounting.

He is the Managing Partner at Aditi Private Equity & Advisory LLP, a British based private equity and advisory firm as well as a Director of Aditi Trustees Limited – a licensed financial institution in Labuan, Malaysia. Ramesh is currently the Chairperson of The UN Global Compact Network Malaysia and Brunei.

Until 2019, Ramesh was Group Chief Executive Officer of Emery Oleochemicals (50% Sime Darby, 50% PTT Global Chemicals), a 180-year-old multinational headquartered in Malaysia. The company is highly significant in the oleochemicals business globally and remains a market leader in North America and Europe. He was initially appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in 2009 and became Group Chief Executive Officer in January 2015.

Prior to Emery, Ramesh was an Investment Banker with a boutique Sydney based corporate finance and advisory firm. He focused on deals in the mining, medical and renewable energy sectors.

Ramesh spent a large part of his career with the Royal Dutch Shell Group globally. Holding key senior positions in Australia, China, United Kingdom, Dominican Republic and Malaysia, his achievements included leading a global Mergers & Acquisitions team for the Liquified Petroleum Gas business out of London (Global Head – M&A), providing finance and strategy leadership as well as turning around business units in distress in both China (Head of Finance & Strategy North East Asia) and Latin America (Executive Vice President Finance & IT – Caribbean & Central America) and establishing and growing a finance and management consultancy business for Shell group companies in Asia Pacific (Regional Head – Asia Pacific).

Ramesh is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs and a Chartered Accountant in Malaysia. He also holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Enterprise & Innovation, both from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia).

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Nikin Raval

APAC Equity Market Specialist
Bloomberg L.P.

Nikin is an Equity Market Specialist for S.E. Asia specializing in Equity Derivatives. Nikin works with the Sales and Product Teams at Bloomberg to help clients fully exploit the Bloomberg Offering in the Equity and Derivatives space. Nikin has a decade of Equity Derivatives Trading Experience at Barclays in London and Maybank in Kuala Lumpur.

He has a Bachelors and Masters in Economics from Cambridge University, UK.

When & Where

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

4:00pm – 5:00pm MYT

Zoom link will be sent to registrants 24 hours prior to event


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