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Podcast | Funding impact in Asia-Pacific

December 19, 2023


Podcast | Funding impact in Asia-Pacific

December 19, 2023

Bilge Arslan

Analyst, policy and insights

Bilge is an analyst at Economist Impact in Singapore. She has worked on research projects in business and finance, technology, sustainability, resilient cities and future of work with diverse clients from various sectors.

Bilge graduated from Yale-NUS College in Singapore with a major in Economics and a minor in Global Affairs. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she worked at Silverstrand Capital, an impact investor focusing on investments in nature-based solutions and biodiversity. She was also part of the ESG research and analytics team at the startup RIMM Sustainability where she contributed to building a SaaS platform for sustainability management, reporting and optimisation.

Episode 9: Funding impact in Asia-Pacific

Increasingly more financial players are interested in tapping into the potential of ESG and impact investments in Asia-Pacific. To address social and environmental challenges effectively, key stakeholders need to ensure that impact capital is deployed strategically, matching with the right opportunities. What are the opportunities investors can leverage to generate social and environmental value along with economic returns? What is the role of innovative models of business and financing in unlocking the potential of impact-driven investments?

Our guests are:

  • Hannah Lee, Head of Asia-Pacific ESG Equity Research, J.P. Morgan
  • Natasha Garcha, Senior Director of Innovative Finance, Impact Investment Exchange

“Shelter from the storm: Investing in the era of uncertainty” is a ten-part podcast series, supported by EquitiesFirst.

The episode is hosted by Bilge Arslan, analyst, Policy and Insights at Economist Impact.

The podcast has been prepared for informational purposes only. This episode is not an offering of a financial product or investment advice. It is not intended for residents in any jurisdiction where its use is not authorised or is unlawful.

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