Webinar: ESG Outlook - Equities

10 May 2021, 6.30-7.30PM Singapore/Hong Kong | 7.30-8.30PM Japan

Presented by Singapore Exchange & Nikkei FT ScoutAsia

There has been significant developments and push in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts in recent years. In Japan, one of the countries most affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events in the world, corporates came under pressure to reform themselves more responsible, transparent and sustainability-conscious. How has the corporate governance reform been progressing? What role can investors play in ensuring pledges align with actions?

Join us for this live webinar on Monday, 10 May 2021 at 6.30pm SGT as our speakers discuss the current ESG investment landscape and challenges both from active & passive investment point of view.

Hear from our keynote speaker from Japan Catalyst as she shares her insights on the Japanese ESG investment in specific.  Also join speakers from SGX as they discuss on some key roles an exchange plays in driving sustainability in the investment world.

Key Topics

Development of ESG Investments in Japan

Corporate Governance code upgrade

Investor activism/activist strategies



Emi Onozuka

Executive Vice President, COO
Japan Catalyst, Inc.

Emi held various roles at Goldman Sachs Asset Management during her twenty years at the firm (2000-2020).  Since 2016, she headed the Stewardship Responsibility Group in GSAM Japan leading research in ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) and conducted company research and engagements with over 200 companies each year.

Emi is active in industry initiatives and holds a position as the Chair of the Steering Committee for Japan Stewardship Initiative (JSI), Co-Champion of  Tokyo Chapter for Sustainable Accounting Standard Board (SASB) Fundamentals of Sustainable Accounting (FSA) Network and on a judging panel for the World Intellectual Capital/Assets Initiative (WICI) for its annual report award. Currently, she is a part of Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance established by Japan Financial Services Agency.

Daniel Hildebrand

Daniel Hildebrand

Head of Digital Services, SGX

Daniel heads SGX’s digital initiatives across cash equity and derivatives. He is driving the development of SGX’s OTC derivatives trade registration and broker-centric trading platform bridging the gap between electronic and OTC markets. He is also driving innovation for cash equity retail customers such as digital corporate actions and electronic payments.
Daniel joined SGX in 2014 after spending almost 10 years in Accenture’s Capital Markets group. Since joining SGX, he worked on several exchange initiatives across trading, clearing, depository services and collateral management as well as in platform sales.

Meiyan Ding

Meiyan Ding

Head of North Asia Derivatives, Equities SGX

Meiyan Ding leads the North Asia team in the Product Management department of Equities Group. She is responsible for driving the growth of North Asia equity derivatives suite of SGX, including its flagship products SGX FTSE China A50 Index Futures, and Nikkei 225 Index Futures. Recently, she has also led the product launch of FTSE China H50 Index Futures and Options.
Prior to joining SGX, she has over ten years of equities trading experience in major Asia-Pacific markets as a Strategic Equity Transactions trader in Natixis.


Suchitra Subramanian

ESG Product Lead, Equities SGX

Suchitra leads the development of ESG linked equities products at SGX. She is a part of SGX’s equities business and is currently driving new products innovation in the derivatives business. Most recently, she was responsible for the launch of SGX’s pioneering suite of ESG linked equity derivatives products.

Suchitra joined SGX in 2019. Prior to this, Suchitra spent over 10 years in the Equity and Funds Solutions Group at Barclays, London across trading and structuring roles.


  • 6:30PM Introduction

    Daniel Hildebrand, Head of Digital Services, SGX

  • 6:35PM Keynote speech & presentation

    Emi Onozuka, Executive Vice President, COO, Japan Catalyst, Inc.

  • 7:05PM Introducing SGX Nikkei Suite & SGX Sustainability Initiatives

    Meiyan Ding, Head of North Asia Derivatives, Equities, SGX
    Suchitra Subramanian, ESG Product Lead, Equities, SGX

  • 7:15PM Audience Q&A