On 15 November 2021, Vinay Ahuja (Partner; Head of Regional Banking, Finance & Technology Practice, Indonesia Practice and India Desk) participated in the IPBA Annual Mid-Year Conference organized by the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (“IPBA”). The key theme of this year’s conference was “Code Red – Our responsibility to the earth” which was a follow up to last year’s hot topic “ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) in Banking and Finance”.
Vinay, along with Vivek Kathpalia (Vice Chair, Banking, Finance and Securities Committee, IPBA) and Catrina Luchsinger (Banking & Finance Partner, MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep) joined the session “What do the ESG financial market laws mean for the companies seeking financing/capital or wanting to keep their stock attractive to investors?”.
Their discussion centered around how the world is becoming more aware of climate change issues and how this will eventually impact the banking & finance industry worldwide. Topics of discussion included:
The panel discussion was very engaging and well received by those in attendance.