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Michael Lepech Speaks at Asia Sustainable Finance Forum 2022

SDGC Faculty Director Michael Lepech addresses attendees from industry, academia, and government regarding sustainable finance.
Lepech addresses ASFF 2022
Faculty Director M. Lepech Addresses ASFF2022

SDGC Faculty Director Michael Lepech provided closing remarks at the Asia Sustainable Finance Forum 2022.  ASFF 2022 is the inaugural event hosted by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of the Republic of Korea and co-organized by a consortium of Stanford University, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Korea Development Bank Group (KDB).  The forum convened academic scholars, industry practitioners, and policymakers in Asia and called for integrated actions toward the global net-zero transition.

The forum, and the organizing consortium, presents a novel form of global joint academia-industry initiative that focuses on a new paradigm integrating technology, finance, and policy innovation in accelerating the net-zero transition in Asia. This transition will require intelligent market design, sophisticated sustainability assessment tools, and new investment and business models. Systems that successfully navigate these untapped frontiers will generate outsized returns by positioning themselves to be more efficient, flexible, resilient, and environmentally sustainable. High-quality, rigorous academic research explored and developed by the consortium can demonstrate opportunities under each and across technology, finance, and policy sectors that will profoundly contribute to this new paradigm shift.