Linda - Eling Lee
Managing Director and Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI
As Global Head of Research for MSCI’s ESG Research group, Linda-Eling Lee oversees all ESG-related content and methodology. MSCI ESG Research is the largest provider of ESG Rating and analytics to global institutional investors. Linda leads one of the largest teams of research analysts in the world who are dedicated to identifying risks and opportunities arising from material ESG issues. She and her team have been widely recognised as the best SRI/ESG researchers by market surveys and awards.
Linda joined MSCI in 2010 following the acquisition of RiskMetrics, where she led ESG ratings research and was head of consumer sector analysis. Linda joined RiskMetrics Group in 2009 through the acquisition of Innovest. Prior to joining Innovest, Linda was the Research Director at the Center for Research on Corporate Performance, developing academic research at Harvard Business School into management tools to drive long-term corporate performance. Previously, she was a strategy consultant with Monitor Group in Europe and in Asia, where she worked with Fortune 500 clients in industries ranging from beverages to telecommunications.
Linda received her AB from Harvard, MSt from Oxford, and PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University.
Linda has published research both in management journals such as the Harvard Business Review and MIT’s Sloan Management Review, as well as in top academic peer-reviewed journals such as Management Science and Journal of Organizational Behavior. She is frequent media commentator on ESG topics and sustainable investing in outlets including the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the New York Times.
CEO and Founder, Panarchy Partners
Munib Madni, Founder and CIO of Panarchy Partners is in his 25th Year of investing. Before starting Panarchy Partners, his last 13.5 years were at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) where he had assignments such as PM Emerging Markets Team, Chief Investment Officer Asian equities and Co-PM Active International Allocation strategy. Having started his career as a junior fixed interest PM in 1994 he has been an equity investor and Portfolio Manager since 1996, with the likes of Equitilink Investment Management and Aberdeen Asset Management in Sydney, Australia. In 2005 he moved to Singapore with MSIM and joined the Asian Equities and Emerging Markets team where he managed various portfolios for institutional investors. When he left MSIM in 2018, as CIO he was involved with the integration of ESG into their investment processes and strategies. It is this experience that led to his belief and decision to have sustainability redefined and incorporated at the core of the investment process. He has Pioneered the “Panvesting” philosophy, whereby investors need to respect and expect returns/progress on all forms of capital: Human, Social, Environmental and Financial. His educational background has seen him receive a Bachelor of Business (First Class Honours), LLB and a CFA Designation. Family, running marathons and jazz helps him maintain a balance and a sustainable career drive.
Ai Ning Wee
Chief Investment Officer, Great Eastern Group
Ms Wee Ai Ning is Group Chief Investment Officer of Great Eastern Life Assurance and a board director of its subsidiary companies. She oversees Great Eastern Group’s investments in public and private market asset classes globally, with a focus on investing in Asia. Before joining Great Eastern in 2017, she was Chief Executive Officer and portfolio manager at Tudor Capital Singapore. She spent most of her career with the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), where she headed the Strategic Cross Investment Group and the Treasury and Currency Management Group, in addition to engagements in the Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Economic and Strategy Departments. She joined the Monetary Authority of Singapore as a central banking officer upon graduation from Monash University, Australia. Ai Ning also serves as Vice President and Chair of Fund Raising and CSR Committee of HCA Hospice Care, an IPC and largest provider in Singapore of home hospice care services. She is married with 2 daughters and enjoys outdoors activities and travelling in her leisure.
Jenn Hui Tan
Head of Capital Markets and Corporate Governance, Fidelity International
Jenn-Hui Tan is Head of Capital Markets and Corporate Governance for Fidelity International in Asia Pacific. Jenn manages the regional Corporate Finance team which supports Fidelity’s portfolio managers and research analysts on capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, special situations, corporate governance, sustainable investment and stewardship matters. He also engages with regulators, companies, investors and professional advisors on governance matters and with the investment banking community on public and private market equity activity. Jenn joined Fidelity International in 2007 from Norton Rose Fulbright, where he was a corporate finance lawyer advising on capital market and M&A transactions. He holds an LLB Law degree from the University of Durham.