Switzerland and China have set their net-zero targets for 2050 and 2060 respectively. With pressing sustainability challenges and rising complexity globally, the development of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and ratings have accelerated, and they are going to reshape the finance industry fundamentally.
Partnering with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Chengdu, we are delighted to bring this special edition of Café des Sciences to Chengdu. We have invited Prof. Jingmei Zhao, Executive Dean of the School of Finance at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, to elaborate green finance strategies with their pros and cons, and in particular, how could sustainable finance come into being and help explore the whole process; and Mr. Shan Jiang, Senior Researcher at the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability of University Zurich, Founder of SUSFINTEQ, to present their innovative system on the monitoring, analyzing and disclosing ESG record of Chinese listed companies along the Yangtze River, by applying geographic information and natural language processing technologies, as well as how to gain the real-time insights on corporate strategy, risk mitigation and portfolio optimization.
Join us to explore the topic of ESG and gain insights into the global and local ecosystem of sustainable finance from the perspectives of both national policies and the private sector.
May 20, 2021 Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Onsite @ Chengdu + OnlineChinaDream Café, Financial Field Building A, Jiaozi Fintech DreamWorks, No.1 East Jinyun 3rd Alley, High-tech Zone, Chengdu
Program * Time in China
The event will be livestreaming via Zoom from 19:00-20:10.
18:30 – 19:00 Registration
19:00 – 19:05 Welcome Remarks
Dr. Felix Moesner – Science Consul & CEO, Swissnex in China, Science Consulate of Switzerland
19:05 – 19:10 Welcome Remarks
Conny Camenzind – Consul General of Switzerland in Chengdu
19:10 – 19:50 Presentations
Prof. Jingmei Zhao – Executive Dean of the School of Finance at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Shan Jiang – Senior researcher at the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability of University Zurich, Founder of SUSFINTEQ
19:50 – 20:10 Discussion and Q&A
20:10 – 21:00 Networking Reception
Prof. Jingmei Zhao
Executive Dean of the School of Finance at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Prof. Jingmei Zhao joined the School of Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, in 2003 and was appointed Executive Dean of the School of Finance in 2016. She served as Primary Secretary of the Chinese Embassy in France from 2012 to 2016. She was a lecturer at Benedictine University and a Humboldt Research Fellow. She has conducted her Post-Doctoral research at the University of Mannheim, specializing in international economics, monetary policy, asset pricing and behavioral finance.
Senior Researcher at the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability of
University Zurich, Founder of SUSFINTEQ
Shan Jiang is a Humboldt Fellow, specializing in Climate Change, Corporate Sustainability Strategy of Multinationals as well as ESG investment and Fintech application on Sustainable Finance. He is also senior researcher on sustainable finance and Fintech at the CCRS (Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability) at the University of Zurich. Guided by Philipp Aerni, Shan Jiang is responsible for the establishment of the Swiss China Research Center for Sustainable Finance and Business from 2020. Together with his fintech mentor Marc Lussy, he has launched the “Two Lake Forum” on Fintech and Wealth management between Zurich and Hangzhou in 2019. His interdisciplinary background has led him to found SUSFINTEQ, a Swiss Fintech Startup, with seed investment by F10, the Swiss leading fintech incubation and acceleration program. SUSFINTEQ applies AI technologies to sustainable investment and develops web and mobile-based tools for institutional and private investors.