As China moves towards carbon neutrality, the market for ESG reporting will be driven by the need for Chinese firms to satisfy reporting requirements, and investors looking to better quality investments and align their portfolios with global sustainability commitments.

Through the session, we will identify the trends supporting this shift, key stakeholders, and best practices for developing strategy, acquiring data, and reporting.

To help member organizations gain deeper insights into ESG, the AmCham Shanghai Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee and the Financial Services Committee would like to invite you to join our upcoming event on Thursday, July 8, 2021, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

We hope that participants will not only walk away with more insights but will leave with tangible ideas for how they can deploy their programs and partnerships, and we hope to see you there!


  • Cheng Ye (China Country Manager at Wells Fargo & Company)

    Cheng Ye

    China Country Manager at Wells Fargo & Company

    Cheng Ye is the China country manager for Wells Fargo. He is also the branch manager of Wells Fargo’s Shanghai Branch, the managing branch in China. In his role, Cheng fosters collaboration between lines of business and product areas to drive client solutions that align with Wells Fargo’s strategic priorities and appetite. Cheng is accountable to the Shanghai and Beijing Branches’ regulators and oversees corporate governance of all Wells Fargo banking activities in the country, ensuring that they are consistent with the bank’s vision, values, policies, brand, and image.

    Cheng has more than 19 years of financial service experience in domestic and foreign banks. He joined Wells Fargo in 2007 to lead Wells Fargo’s trade business in China, transforming it into an industrial leader of financial institutions, commodities, and corporate trade. As head of International Trade Services (ITS) China, Cheng also connected the U.S. with China to elevate ITS’s overall franchise value proposition in the Asia Pacific. Before joining Wells Fargo, Cheng held a variety of positions at Bank of Nova Scotia, China Everbright Bank, and China Construction Bank, mainly focusing on trade finance, financial institution, and corporate lending.

    Cheng earned his M.B.A. from the Simon Fraser University of Canada.

    Cheng has been an active speaker and moderator on international conferences, including GTR trade conferences, ICC Academy events, and Trade Advisory Council conferences.

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  • Refer Wallis (Founder of GIGA)

    Refer Wallis

    Founder of GIGA

    Refer Wallis is an Architect and the founder of GIGA, an independent third-party combining the development of building standards with cloud technology to increase the accessibility and impact of healthy green buildings globally.

    Working at the intersection of high-performance buildings and cloud technology, Raefer has pioneered standards for data quality which are used internationally and serve as foundations for both RESET and ORIGIN, GIGA’s two primary areas of focus:
    - RESET is an international performance standard and certification program for healthy green buildings based on data that is collected and assessed on a daily basis, be it building material data from reporting bodies or operational data from sensors.
    - ORIGIN is the world’s largest hub of ESG focused performance data on building materials and a founding supporter of the mindful Materials collaborative.

    Regularly invited to lecture around the world, Raefer’s work on ESG in real estate has been featured by the NYT, Forbes, CNN, BBC, CBC, TED, WSJ, Guardian, Globe & Mail, Les Affaires, Architectural Digest, and many more.

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  • Yiwen He (Co-founder of GC Insights)

    Yiwen He

    Co-founder of GC Insights

    Having been working in financial service industry for the last 10 years between Shanghai and London, Yiwen He has provided data and consulting services to the largest banks and asset managers in Asia and Europe. Her expertise is in sustainable investing, holding ESG investing certificate from CFA Institute UK and Business Sustainability Management certificate from Cambridge university. She is currently the co-founder of GC Insights and collaborate with Seneca ESG SaaS platform to help institutional and corporate clients manage complex ESG data and compliance needs.

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  • Richard Brubaker (Managing Director of Collective Responsibility)

    Richard Brubaker

    Managing Director of Collective Responsibility


    Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve "the big" challenges cities face.

    Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Director of HandsOn China, and a Visiting Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Richard is focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.

Member Ticket
Member Price Complimentary
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 200
Door Price RMB 300
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 500
Door Price RMB 600


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center (Xintiandi)

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Wang

Contact Organizer

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