ICGN Policy Forum & Proxy Season Review: Evaluating the Year, Anticipating Future Practices
11:15-11:55 (GMT) | 20 September 2023 - Dr Nga Pham, MCFS, is invited to speak at the ICGN conference in the UK on assurance of sustainability reporting.
Unveiled ISSB S1 & S2 & Agenda Consultation
12:00-13:30 (JST) | 25 July 2023 - Dr Nga Pham, CFA, joined a panel discussion on the newly issued ISSB Sustainability Disclosure Standards S1 and S2 and what's next on the agenda for the ISSB, following the presentation by Mr Tae-Young Paik, ISSB's Board member. The webinar is held by the CFA Society Japan.
The Australian Government's Modern Slavery Conference
27 - 29 June 2023 - The Modern Slavery Conference unites government, business, civil society, and academia to address modern slavery. It shares best practices, explores innovative approaches, and promotes collective action. Dr. Nga Pham will join a panel on "Consumers' role in motivating change."
Presentation: ASX100 companies' modern slavery disclosure quality
3.30pm - 4.30pm | 24 May 2023 - Dr Nga Pham and Dr Ummul Ruthbah will speak in Sydney as part of the Trans–Tasman Business Circle Women Leaders Study Tour about their research on modern slavery reporting before taking part in a panel discussion with MCFS Senior Adviser/givvable Founder Frances Atkins.
CEPR | Monash Business School workshop on household finance
The CEPR Network on Household Finance, Monash Business School and Monash Centre for Financial Studies are organising the Eighth European Workshop on Household Finance on 19-22 April 2023.
How to tackle Modern Slavery in supply chains and improve reporting
1pm | 29 March 2023 - Organised by givvable, our industry partner, this webinar unpacks what modern slavery is, what steps businesses can take in relation to their supply chain, and how to improve their reporting.
2023 Monash-Q Group finance colloquium
8.30am - 5.30pm | 24 March 2023 - This colloquium features several distinguished finance experts. Dr Ummul Ruthbah will serve as moderator for the Climate Risk Panel, which includes Senior Advisors Roger Cohen, also founder of C2Zero, Andre Roberts, Senior Portfolio Manager at Invesco Ltd, and Affiliated Faculty member Daniel Melser, who is currently working at NAB in the areas of credit risk modelling and climate risk. Ms Winnie Wong, Associate Investment Manager in HESTA's portfolio construction and risk team, will also be part of the panel. Dr Nga Pham will present a paper on "The Performance of SMSFs," while Senior Advisor and Senior Investment Manager at Scientific Beta, Michael Aked, will discuss the topic of "Macroeconomic Risk in Equity Portfolios - A case of Unpriced Factors".
Real Carbon Price Index Media Roundtable briefing
9am - 10am | 29 November 2022 - This briefing discusses several topics including an overview of carbon pricing and carbon markets, and the distinction between voluntary and mandatory carbon markets (highlighting the difference between carbon credits/offsets, emissions allowances and carbon taxes), and more.
Talk on corporate governance for state-owned companies
23 November 2022 - Dr Nga Pham is invited to talk to the Central Power Corporation of Electricity Vietnam (EVNCPC) about corporate governance for state-owned enterprises. She will share the insight from her recent book, "State on Board! Navigating Corporate Governance in Emerging Market Business".
Modern Slavery Reporting Executive Education program
25-26 October 2022 - The program will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of current global regulatory developments on modern slavery, a deep dive into the reporting requirements of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 and guidance on how best to respond to these criteria using Monash’s Modern Slavery Disclosure Quality framework and insight from our research. Located: Level 14, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne.
Modern Slavery: Tackling Modern Slavery through Investment Management
13:00-14:00 AEDT | 10 November 2022 - This webinar will discuss the increasingly important issue of modern slavery for investors, corportates and broader society.
Generation Life: Media lunch – The changing retirement income landscape
11 October 2022 - Dr Ummul Ruthbah is invited to speak about the threats, challenges and opportunities facing Australian retirees that were uncovered during the Retirement Income Review process and how do Australia’s retirement and superannuation landscape compare to other nations. The primary objective of this event is to build relationships with influential Melbourne-based journalists covering superannuation, financial services and wealth, to discuss Australia’s changing retirement income landscape and future policy recommendations.
SIAS Corporate Governance Conference
10 October 2022 - Dr Nga Pham is invited to speak at the SIAS Corporate Governance Conference, hosted by the Securities Investors Association Singapore. She will join the session on ESG and Stakeholder Capitalism. Specifically, Dr Pham will speak about how investors drive the ESG agenda and what boards should do. Located: Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Singapore.
ICGN Seoul Conference
5-6 October 2022 - Dr Nga Pham is invited to speak at the ICGN Seoul Conference, hosted by Korea Exchange & Korea Institute of Corporate Governance and Sustainability. She will join the panel discussion session on corporate capital allocation efficiency and resilience. Specifically, Dr Pham will speak about how investors have voiced out their concerns about inefficient use of capital, such as value-destroying projects and/or persistently low payout. Located: The Westin Josun Hotel, Seoul.
Leadership for sustainable success: People, planet and profit
2:30 - 4:00pm | 23 June 2022 - The MCFS is invited by the Trans-Tasman Business Circle to present its research on Modern Slavery to the 2022 AU Women Leaders Study Tour, led by Sam Mostyn, AO. The delegation comprises 40 senior women business leaders. Located: Melbourne, CBD.
Presentation on corporate governance for state-owned enterprises
1:30 - 3:30 | 21 June 2022 - Dr Nga Pham is invited to talk to Electricity Vietnam (EVN) and EVN Ho Chi Minh City about corporate governance for state-owned enterprises and the OECD principles. She will share her insight from her recent book, "State on Board! Navigating Corporate Governance in Emerging Market Business. EVN is considered to be the largest state-owned corporation in Vietnam. Located in Melbourne, CBD.
MCFS - CFA Institute ARX Modern Slavery Webinar
3 - 4pm | 27 April 2022 - The Monash Centre for Financial Studies together with the CFA Institute's Asia Pacific Research Exchange (ARX) will organise a series of webinars on modern slavery. The first webinar will be on the current state of modern slavery risks, and the evolving legal and regulatory landscape in several key markets.
Superannuation investment strategy in the next decade
12:45 - 2:15pm | 22 April 2022 - The changing geopolitical and economic regime may require a different approach to investing long-term retirement savings. At the 2022 FMCG Conference, three distinguished practitioners affiliated with the MCFS will discuss evolving trends, in a session moderated by MCFS Director Prof Deep Kapur.
Modern Slavery Disclosure Quality of Largest ASX-listed companies
11am - 12pm | 20 April 2022 - Dr Nga Pham will speak at the event of the Special Interest Group of Accounting and Ethics of the Australasia Business Ethics Network The talk will be about the disclosure quality of the modern slavery statements of the largest ASX-listed companies.
Study Session on Human Rights Issues
7 July – Nomura Asset Management invites Dr Nga Pham to talk about human rights issues to help investors understand what they should or could do through engagement and/or proxy voting and the implication for Japanese companies or other regions' companies. This event is by invitation only.
ESG Investing in the APAC Region: The Outlook for 2021
21 April – For an Eastern twist on the ESG story, Dr. Bei Cui investigated how APAC markets react after negative ESG news and unpacked the opportunities and challenges in ESG investing in the Asia-Pacific region.
CFA Society Japan Advocacy Webinar
18 March – Regulator and investors in Japan are interested to learn about the ESG landscape in other markets and how stakeholder interests are incorporated into regulations and codes. Dr. Nga Pham will talk about Australia's Modern Slavery Act (2018).
i3 Podcast: Machine Learning, Crises and Tail Risks
3 February – Monash Financial Studies Centre Director Professor Deep Kapur has been interviewed for the Investment Innovation Institute’s i3 Podcast on machine learning, the effect of the pandemic on markets and other topics.
Revising Corporate Governance Code in Japan: What should we consider?
26 January – Dr. Nga Pham from Monash Centre for Financial Studies spoke to asset managers and investors of the Japan Stewardship Forum on the new edition of the ASX's Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations and Australia's Modern Slavery Act.
Webinar on Stakeholder Capitalism
18 December – Dr. Nga Pham spoke at this webinar organised by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, to share her research findings on shareholders' ESG activism in the Asia Pacific.
Doctoral Colloquium 2020
3 December – Professor Deep Kapur was a keynote speaker at the Monash Business School Doctoral Colloquium 2020 and this year's topic was, 'What does the future hold: COVID-19, economic climate and the jobmarket.'
OMFIF Global Public Pension Asia Launch
20 November – Professor Deep Kapur joined a panel discussion on Global Public Pensions 2020 and the role of pension funds in post-COVID recovery.
Thought Capital podcast: 'Connecting the dots of COVID-19'
29 October – Professor Deep Kapur joined the podcast and discussed the implications of COVID on the economy and global trade.
Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index - Pacific launch
20 October – Professor Deep Kapur from Monash Centre for Financial Studies joined a panel discussion with other experts from the superannuation sector in Australia on the topic of the impact of COVID-19 on retirement pension systems around the world.
CFA Society Japan Advocacy Webinar
4 September – Dr Nga Pham joined this webinar regarding Shareholder Activism in Japan and discussed the achievements of the year and what would be the next issues.
Virtual Round-Table: The Digital Economy in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond
6 August – Professor Deep Kapur was in the panel of speakers who joined this virtual round-table event and discussed how the digital economy is being transformed by COVID-19 and how it is likely to come out of the pandemic.
Apollo Capital Digital Asset Webinar for Institutional and Family Office Investors
29 July – A range of topics related to digital assets was discussed during this webinar and Professor Deep Kapur was on the list of leading industry figures who joined it.
Global Public Investor 2020 Asia launch
29 July – Professor Deep Kapur joined a webinar for the Global Public Investor 2020 Asia Launch on pension funds' role in post-COVID recovery. The Global Public Investor, now in its seventh year, is devoted to public sector asset ownership and management around the world.
Virtual roundtable with the Lord Mayor of the City of London
23 July – Professor Deep Kapur was the first respondent in this virtual roundtable for a discussion with a post Brexit focus, experience from COVID, London's repositioning post-Covid, and Brexit.
2019 and previous View
Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index Launch - Sydney
22 October – Australia's own world-class superannuation system has been regularly ranked among global leaders.
Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index Launch
21 October – Supported by the Victorian Government and produced in partnership with the Monash Centre for Financial Studies and Mercer, the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index is considered to be one of the most respected and comprehensive benchmarks of global pension and superannuation systems.
24th Melbourne Money and Finance Conference
22-23 July – The Hayne Royal Commission: Implications for the Australian Financial Sector.
Open Banking: challenges and opportunities
19 October 2018 – What challenges and opportunities will the sharing of customer banking data present for banks and non-banks?