CFA Society Melbourne

Lunchtime Presentation | Roadmap to ESG integration for Australian investors

ESG integration is the fastest growing method of ESG investment globally, and more specifically in Australia & New Zealand. However, the topics and approaches under the label “ESG” could potentially be as many as there are stars in the sky. How do you prioritise which areas to focus on, and what are the obstacles to comprehensive integration?

Arisa Kishigami, Head of ESG, Asia Pacific at the global index provider, FTSE Russell, will explain:

  • The different emerging global approaches to evaluating the ESG characteristics of securities, including from a low carbon economy viewpoint
  •  A step by step process to identifying priority ESG areas
  • The resulting trends seen in the assessed securities
  • What all this can mean for your portfolio

    When: Monday, 23 November, 2015
    Time: 12:30 – 2:00pm  (a light lunch is provided)
    Where: BlackRock, Level 26, 101 Collins St, Melbourne
    Cost: $15 members, $25 Q Group/Actuarial and $35 non members
    RSVP: Thursday, 19 November, 2015

    To register for this event, click here.

    For any enquiries, contact Emma Phillips.


    Arisa Kishigami, Head of ESG, Asia Pacific, FTSE Russell

    Arisa Kishigami

    As Head of ESG, Asia Pacific, Arisa is responsible for enhancing the understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in the Asia Pacific region. Arisa works closely with clients to provide a comprehensive range of products and data to help to support them in reaching their investment decisions.

    She has been working as an expert in ESGand Sustainable Investment since 2007, including managing corporate engagement programmes, ESG indices and ratings, and advisory research on stewardship implementation for pension funds. Arisa relocated to Tokyo in 2015 to take up her new position as Head of ESG, prior to this she was based in London, a key hub for ESGinvestments.
    Arisa has contributed to the wider debate onESG and long term investment through various international committees including the UNPRI Assessment Technical Committee, and is a bridging spokesperson between Japan and Europe as the European Representative and Management Committee member of J-SIF (Japan Sustainable Investment Forum).

    Arisa holds an MSc in African Studies at the University of Oxford, UK, and a bachelor’s degree in Policy Management from Keio University, Japan.


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    FTSE Russell