Event Details

Mobilising Capital & Finance To Accelerate Sustainability And Climate Actions
09 May 2024
Singapore Sustainability Academy @ City Square Mall,
180 Kitchener Rd,
Singapore 208539
  • Members Only Event
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  • ✪ Member's Fee: $0.00

Light refreshments will be provided. FWA thanks CDL for their sponsorship of venue and light refreshments.


Driven by public and stakeholder pressure, sustainability has risen to the top of the business agenda for CEOs in all sectors.


Singapore held the pavilion for the second time at COP in 2023. The pavilion was themed 'Accelerating Collective Climate Action' and showcased various players collectively aimed at achieving net zero emissions by 2050 to build a climate-resilient future.


As a financial hub, Singapore will be instrumental in helping to mobilize capital to achieve the above goal. As shared by Ravi Menon, the blueprint 'Finance for Net Zero Action Plan' was launched by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in partnership with the financial industry. Its aim is to mobilize finance to catalyze Asia’s net zero transition. This is to be done through either a blended finance approach or via carbon credits.


Our panellists will share their experiences, insights and perspectives across issues, challenges and trends relating to sustainability and climate actions:

  • Measuring impact, how about those areas which are beyond measurement
  • Are corporates reducing their commitment and does this signal negativity
  • Are you labelling or really tackling climate issues?
  • Is there still a Green premium?
  • The transition of banks to be key players in COP and decarbonisation
  • Technology that may be more scalable in accelerating sustainability efforts is not coming into Asia - how do we support their entry into the region
  • Phase out or phase down - we should be looking at growing alternative renewal resources for a long-term solution
  • Regulation and Policy changes, are Governments working closely with corporates to improve the implementation and to build an ecosystem.
  • Trading of carbon credit across countries
  • There is no perfect solution but we cannot simply kick the can down the road


Sign up now to find out how to Mobilise Capital and Finance to accelerate sustainability and climate actions.

12:00pm - 12:25pm Registration, networking, and light refreshments
12:25pm - 12:35pm Welcome address by FWA and CDL
12:35pm to 1:35pm Fireside chat and Q&A

  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Development Lead
  • Melissa Moi, Executive Director and Head of Sustainable Business, UOB
  • Rosalind Bazany, Partner - Head of ESG and Impact, Antler

  • Holger Beckmann, Director Human Resources Coface Asia Pacific, Coface
1:35pm to 1:40pm Closing by FWA


Panelists and Moderator Bios:



Holger Beckmann, Director Human Resources, Coface Asia Pacific


Holger Beckmann is a seasoned Human Resources (HR) professional with over 20 years’ experience. Mr. Beckmann has held several leadership roles in HR across different regions and organizations, demonstrating a strong track record of strategic HR management and cultural transformation initiatives. He is recognized for his strategic mindset, strong leadership skills, and commitment to driving HR initiatives that support business growth and employee development.


He is currently the Director of Human Resources at COFACE Services South East Asia Pacific, where he is a member of the Executive Committee and oversees HR operations across Asia-Pacific. His responsibilities include managing a regional HR team, implementing HR projects, recruiting at C-level, and driving cultural transformation initiatives. He has also held prior senior HR roles at COFACE in Poland and Germany.


Earlier in his career, Mr. Beckmann held various HR leadership positions at LBS Landesbausparkasse Südwest and LBS Landesbausparkasse Rheinland-Pfalz, where he gained experience in personnel development, organizational development, and change management.


In addition to his extensive experience in human resources leadership, Mr. Beckmann is deeply passionate about sustainability and climate-related initiatives. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a commitment to incorporating environmental considerations into HR practices and organizational culture.



Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL)


A sustainability practitioner for over two decades, Esther published the first sustainability report in Singapore in 2008 and issued the first green bond by a Singapore company in 2017. She conferred the 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact and was named amongst 25 Trailblazing Women against Climate Change by Reuters in 2023 as well as the inaugural TIME100 Climate Leaders in Business 2023 list.


Esther sits on the boards or advisory platforms of international organizations including, World Economic Forum Nature-Positive Cities Global Commission, UN PRI Real Estate Advisory Committee, UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network Executive Council, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Supervisory Board, GRESB Foundation Board and Urban Land Institute Net Zero Product Council APAC.


Esther also chairs the following Committees, World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s ESG Committee and Singapore Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee.


She founded Women4Green and Youth4Climate networks to empower women and youths to champion climate action and sustainable development. 


Melissa Moi, Head of Sustainable Business, UOB


Melissa Moi is the Head of Sustainable Business in the Corporate Sustainability Office at UOB. In her role, she supports the delivery of a sustainable business strategy across UOB’s footprint and business units including the management and mitigation of ESG risk, development of sustainable business strategies, and supporting the bank’s collaborations within the larger sustainability ecosystem.


Prior to joining UOB, Melissa spent a decade at Bank of America where she led the firm’s ESG efforts in Asia Pacific.  Her role included client facing advisory on sustainability, driving a sustainable finance strategy in the region as well as the implementation of corporate ESG initiatives across risk, social
investment and environmental footprint.


Melissa has also spent a decade in the NGO sector in the education and healthcare sectors in Canada and Asia in both program implementation and organizational leadership roles. Melissa is a member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Medical Foundation, a charity focused on improving healthcare for newborn babies in rural China. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Systems Intervention from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Ottawa.


Rosalind Bazany, Partner and Head of ESG, Antler 


Rosalind Bazany is a Partner and the Head of ESG at Antler, and has been instrumental in embedding sustainability into the firm’s operations and guiding investments toward outcomes that are both sustainable and impactful. Holding an MSc in Chemistry, her journey in finance commenced at BlueCrest, a hedge fund, and evolved during a decade-long tenure at Schroders, a global asset management firm.


At Schroders, she managed a diverse portfolio of client relationships and refined her expertise in sustainable investment strategies, placing a strong emphasis on creating long-term value. At Antler, Rosalind has not only enhanced the firm's reputation in the venture capital industry but also spearheaded the development of proprietary tools and initiatives that set new benchmarks for sustainability integration. 


Among these initiatives is the launch of an open-source education platform for founders, designed to equip them with the tools necessary to establish sustainable businesses from the outset. Rosalind has also played a key role in forging new global partnerships to enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) both within Antler and across the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Additionally, she has also led the development of a monitoring tool for early-stage companies, facilitating their ability to effectively assess and track sustainability progress. Ros's commitment and forward-thinking work have earned her recognition as one of the Venture Capital Journal's 40 Rising Stars under 40 in 2023. Additionally, she is an active member of the VentureESG Steering Committee, where she collaborates with industry peers to advance ESG best practices and highlight the critical role of venture capital in securing positive environmental and societal outcomes, alongside financial returns. 




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