ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) FINANCING & CREDIT RATING
4TH SUSTAINABLE FINANCE FORUM
- 15:00 - 15:30
- 15:30 - 15:35
- Welcome Speech
Speakers:Mr. DITH SOCHAL
- 15:35 - 15:50
- Presentation: Sustainable Finance & Recent Trends
Speakers:Mr. RAHUL GHOSH
- 15:50 - 16:05
- Presentation: Overview on Bank Ratings
Speakers:Ms. REBACA TAN
- 16:05 - 16:20
- Presentation: Incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Risk Factors into our Credit Ratings Analysis
Speakers:Ms. ALKA ANBARASU
- 16:20 - 16:30
- Q & A
Mr. DITH SOCHALChairman of Sustainable Finance at The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC)
Mr. DITH Sochal has around 20-year experience in finance and banking industry. Over the years, he has held various roles across a number of with institutions including with PWC, NBC, ANZ prior to his current posting with FTB. He holds an MBA Degree. He is also an executive council member of ABC since 2019 and held as Chairperson of Sustainable Finance Committee.
Mr. RAHUL GHOSHManaging Director – ESG Outreach & Research for Moody’s ESG Solutions Group (MESG)
Rahul Ghosh is Managing Director – ESG Outreach & Research for Moody’s ESG Solutions Group (MESG). In this capacity, Rahul oversees MESG’s outreach and engagement activities globally with the sustainability stakeholder community. He also leads a team responsible for the origination and publication of market-leading thematic research on a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) dual materiality, multi-stakeholder performance and sustainable finance topics.
Rahul is a regular participant at high-profile market briefings, external conferences and media engagements. He has presented on the impact of climate change on emerging market sovereigns at the G20 Green Finance Study Group and on sustainable finance trends at the International Finance Corporation’s Global Debt Mobilization Conference. He has also represented Moody’s on the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) advisory committee on credit ratings and the Green Bond Principles (GBP) working groups.
Before his current role, Rahul worked in Moody’s Credit Strategy & Research team where he was responsible for thematic research and outreach on global emerging market (EM) credit trends, integrating top-down macroeconomic analysis with credit views across sovereigns, corporates, and financial institutions. Prior to joining Moody’s in 2014, Rahul was the Head of Asia at BMI Research (Fitch Solutions) in Singapore, leading a team of macroeconomists and industry specialists in analysing sovereign risk, sector performance and the capital markets.
Rahul is a passionate impact leader for Moody’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in London, chairing the pillar on “activating an environmentally sustainable future”. He is also an active member of the company’s UK multicultural business resource group. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Society of the UK.
Ms. ALKA ANBARASUSenior Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group in Asia
Alka Anbarasu is a Senior Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for the credit ratings of banks and non-bank financial institutions in South and South East Asia, primarily in India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. She is closely involved in the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into bank ratings as well as research and outreach on ESG. She is also part of a Global taskforce on Emerging Market (EM) Banks that focuses on key economic and fundamental developments and conducts research and outreach on EM Banks.
Alka is a regular speaker at Moody’s market briefings, external conferences, podcasts and media engagements. Alka is a passionate impact leader for Moody’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in Asia. She is also an active member of the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Regional Advisory Council.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2013, Alka worked at J.P. Morgan in London for several years, where she was part of the Investment Banking – M&A team for European Financial Institutions. She has also worked for ING Vysya Bank in India. Alka completed her undergraduate degree from University of Mumbai and holds an MBA from the Xavier Institute of Management in India.
Ms. REBACA TANVice President & Senior Analyst, Financial Institutions Group
Rebaca Tan is an Assistant Vice President – Analyst for the Financial Institutions Group in Asia. Based in Singapore, Rebaca is responsible for the credit ratings of financial institutions in Vietnam and Thailand.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Rebaca worked as a banking regulator at the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
Rebaca holds a Bachelor in Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University.