Private Briefing China Platform

Friday October 30th, 12.00 - 14.00 CET

On behalf of the China Platform for European Institutional Investors, we would like to invite you to a Private Briefing on Friday October 30th. We are honoured to be able to offer you direct access to top advisors to governments in Europe, the Americas and Asia as well as the C-level management of multinational corporations operating in these regions.

The China Platform, an initiative open to all institutional investors in Europe, was launched jointly by the Clingendael Institute, an independent think tank and academy on international affairs, and AXA IM in 2019. The platform aims to enhance awareness and knowledge of relevant macro-economic and geopolitical developments, with a  focus on China and its relationship with Europe and the Americas. The implementation of the SDGs in investment policies and green finance in particular are an integral part of the research which we share with the investment community.

During the private briefing we aim to provide to you a view from world class experts on the current investment opportunities and challenges in the context of economic developments, geopolitical considerations and the pursuit of integrating SDGs into investment policy making.

Current constellation between Europe, US and China
After decades of rapid growth, the progress of globalization has slowed since the global financial crisis, with its fate further complicated by rising protectionism, political interference and the COVID-19 outbreak. On the eve of the US elections, our keynote speakers will analyze the impact  on the relation between Europe, US and China from an economic, political and sustainability perspective. What are the main trends for these major power blocks and what are the opportunities and risks for investors that need to be taken into account?

  • Prof. Dick Vietor lectures at Harvard Business School with a focus on how countries and regions compete. Dick Vietor is next to his professorship at Harvard Business school, advising the boards of various multinationals as well as governments in Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe.

  • Prof. Bert Hofman is the director of the East Asian Institute at NUS and Professor of Practice at the Lee Kuan Yew School. Before joining NUS, he has been working with the World Bank for 27 years, 22 of which in Asia, and 12 of which on China.

Convergence of Green Finance Standards between China and Europe
Last May, the Central Bank of China released a list of projects eligible for green bonds and announced the exclusion of “clean use of coal”, which was on the list before. This exclusion is in line with the objectives of international investors for China to align with international standards. Our keynote speakers will discuss new initiatives and developments in this respect.

  • Dr. Ma Jun, Director of Center for Finance and Development at Tsinghua University, Chairman of China Green Finance Committee, and a Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the PBOC.
  • Prof. Wang Yao is the Director General of International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) and the Director of the Research Center for Climate and Energy Finance (RCCEF) at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE).

The meeting will be organized under the Chatham House Rule to enable an open discussion. 

We are pleased to offer you the possibility to virtually attend the meeting or join the meeting in person at Duin & Kruidberg in Santpoort at 11.30 AM. Please note that we will have limited capacity for physical attendance due to covid-19 regulations.

If there are any specific topics you would like to have addressed during the private briefing, please let us know. Your input is much appreciated.

We look forward to introducing you to the views of these top advisors on the current developments and their impact on investment strategies on October 30th.