#Investments — 31.05.2018

Investing for Good: BNP Paribas Wealth Management Weighs In

BNP Paribas Wealth Management APAC was delighted to be a Knowledge Partner at FT Investing for Good Asia 2018 held recently in Hong Kong.

Presented by The Financial Times Group, the event is a “by invite only” program, and part of a global series focusing on innovative approaches to impact solutions.

Centered on the theme “Innovative Finance as a Force for Global Change”, this edition explored the growing appetite among HNWI investors in Asia to use their capital and skills to address issues ranging from climate change to lack of access to healthcare and education – while also generating a financial return.

The one-day event, supported by Ford Foundation as Asia’s Founding Partner, featured power speakers and panelists from global institutions like United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) International Finance Corporation (IFC) and various leading family offices and social investors around the region.

Wealth Management expertise was underscored with Helene Li, Head of Strategic Planning, Brand & Communications, Wealth Management APAC, participating in a panel titled ‘High Net Worth Individuals Embrace Social Goals’ that deliberated on how Asian HNWIs, who are considered more socially conscious investors than their global peers, can lead the way to development of a robust impact investment market.

Taking the discussion to the next level, The Financial Times and BNP Paribas Wealth Management co-hosted an exclusive private luncheon for a select group that provided an opportunity for Pierre Vrielinck, CEO for Wealth Management APAC and Wealth Management senior management a closer interaction with the attendees.

With the bank-wide commitment to Sustainability and Impact, Wealth Management APAC is convinced that entrepreneurs who serve the broader public interest are key drivers behind sustainable growth. Going forward, this is clearly an important agenda for the Group as well as Wealth Management business.