Melissa Brown, Serasi Capital
Melissa Brown is a Partner at Serasi Capital, an emerging markets-focused private equity fund of funds based in Singapore and Hong Kong, where she is a member of the investment committee and leads the team’s ESG integration process. Prior to Serasi Capital, she held a similar role at IDFC Capital. From 2003 to 2008, she was the Executive Director of ASrIA, a Hong Kong-based organization providing research to financial institutions on sustainable investment issues. Prior to joining ASrIA, she was a Managing Director and Deputy Head of Asian Equity Research at Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney based in Hong Kong. Other positions held in her extensive investment career were at J.P. Morgan, Barclays de Zoete Wedd and Lord, Abbett & Company. She is currently a member of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Listing Committee and is a Director of Responsible Research Pte. Ltd., a research venture focused on the analysis of environmental, social, and governance performance of Asian listed companies.
Dr. Peiyuan Guo, SynTao
Peiyuan is the co-founder and general manager of SynTao Co. Ltd, a Beijing consulting company that focuses on promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible investment (SRI) in China. He has extensive experience in CSR, sustainable finance and corporate environmental management, having worked with state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations across the country. He has developed sustainability reports for several companies in China, written original investor research and collaborated with CSR Asia, ASrIA and BSR on CSR issues, as well as managing the Carbon Disclosure Project: China. Peiyuan is a regular speaker at international CSR/SRI conferences.
Ma Jun, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
Ma Jun is the director of the Beijing-based NGO, the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, and a well-known and respected leader in China’s environmental community. In his seminal book entitledChina’s Water Crisis, Ma drew global attention to the significant deterioration of the country’s water resources. In 2006 and 2007, he launched the unique China air and water pollution online databases, for the first time providing public access to key pollution data. His work is on-going and includes development of the databases as well as innovative approaches to engaging the corporate community in efforts to mitigate and prevent pollution. He has received several awards and citations for his databases and his proactive engagement with the corporate sector, which includes such brands as Wal-mart, GE, Nike, Esquel, among others. Ma Jun was an investigative journalist with the South China Morning Post prior to publishing his book in 1999.