Sustainable Finance and AI [Online Event] | SGInnovate
May 27 2020


Online Event

Sustainable Finance and AI [Online Event]

Presented by SGInnovate
Partnered with French Chamber Singapore

In today's world, environmental and social challenges are continually threatening the world's economy. Corporates and governments now recognise the need to act responsibly to support positive change in day-to-day businesses in building a sustainable global economy.

The world thus now looks towards sustainable finance, which refers to financial services which integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into business or investment decisions. Supporting long-term value creation and benefits the environment and society. Such as, businesses transition from carbon-intensive activities and developing new energy sources, paving the path towards a cleaner future. In Singapore, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has since launched many strategy plans, of which all are directing corporates toward making sound investment decisions, leading to increased investment in longer-term and sustainable activities.

So how do Artificial Intelligence and data science techniques support financial institutions and financial regulators in the transition to global environmental sustainability? Join us with our speakers to understand how data science and AI can help the financial system secure much more consistent, accurate and timely data to inform decision-making, risk pricing, and capital allocation.

Date: 27 May 2020
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm (UTC+8)

4:00pm – 4:45pm: Discussion on Sustainable Finance and AI
4:45pm – 5:00pm: Q&A


  • Tanguy Claquin , Head of Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB) Group 

  • Sherwin Pu, Principal Investment Specialist Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank 

  • Hardesh Singh, CEO and Co-founder, Radicali 

  • Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore 

Moderator: Annabelle Chiong, Deputy Director – Venture Building, SGInnovate 

Speakers' Profile:

Tanguy Claquin, Head of Sustainable Banking, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB) Group

Tanguy Claquin created and managed the Sustainable Banking team at Credit Agricole CIB. The team provides financial advisory for transactions targeting both financial objectives and positive social and environmental impacts in all asset classes. During the last eight years, Credit Agricole CIB became one of the largest arrangers of Green Bonds, Social Bonds and Sustainability Bonds globally, having arranged several landmark transactions for a wide array of issuers, from the Republic of France to several development banks and large corporates, in Europe, Asia, Americas and in emerging markets. CA-CIB was elected “Most impressive bank for Green / SRI capital markets” in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Global Capital market survey. Tanguy was elected “Most impressive Green / SRI banker” in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in the same market reference survey. CA-CIB was also named “SRI Bond House of the Year” in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Tanguy co-drafted the Green Bond Principles (GBP) in 2013. He is member of GBP Executive Committee, a co-chair of the GBP, member of the European Commission Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and also a member of the Board of the Paris Finance for Tomorrow Green Finance Initiative. Tanguy holds a PhD in atmospheric physics. He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon.

Sherwin Pu, Principal Investment Specialist Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank

Sherwin Pu is currently the Head of Business Development Team within ADB's PSOD, which includes ADB Ventures Facility.

He has 20+ years in investment banking, private equity, structured financing; and led dozens of landmark debt/equity finances covering a wide range of sectors - renewable energy, sustainable transportation, environmental protection, healthcare, modern agriculture and logistics.

Having served in ADB for more than 15 years, his professional experience is pan-Asia Pacific. Sherwin's previous professional experience includes Banque Paribas and ABN Amro, and he graduated with `an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Hardesh Singh, CEO and Co-founder, Radicali

Hardesh is a solicitor by background and has spent close to 10 years as a compliance professional, primarily in financial services and most recently as head of Group Compliance for a multinational corporation headquartered in Singapore.

He has managed his compliance consultancy previously servicing clients across Asia and regularly speaks on ethics and compliance-related topics. Hardesh believes tech can help tilt the scales back in favour of risk and compliance professionals everywhere.

Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore 


Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies, public infrastructure and regulatory policies around technology innovation. Mohanty has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles globally in technology, finance and innovation. He has co-authored several patented works in area of retail distribution of the financial sector. 

Mohanty extensively engages with ecosystems of various jurisdictions on innovation, policy making and tech enabled financial services. He is on the Institutional Investor’s list of influential FinTech global dealmakers. Mohanty has been recognised internationally as a FinTech thought leader and he was recently named the Market Reformer of the Year by IFL, Euromoney. 

Moderator’s Profile:

Annabelle Chiong, Deputy Director – Venture Investing, SGInnovate

Annabelle Chiong is Deputy Director, Venture Investing and Head of Development at SGInnovate. Her primary areas of focus are investing in early stage startups, helping portfolio companies to grow and engaging with corporates to uncover areas of collaboration with startups. Annabelle’s interests lie in unlocking the potential of founders and making a positive impact through technology. Her experience in scaling startups was honed during her time at Grab where she was an early employee and started two new business units which saw tremendous growth. Prior to joining the startup world, she was in financial services at several banks, including J.P. Morgan and Citi. She holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, First Class Honours, from Imperial College London in United Kingdom. 

Topics: AI / Machine Learning / Deep Learning, Data Science / Data Analytics