Virtual Policy Advocacy Committee Meeting on August 30, 2021

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The ABA Policy Advocacy Committee will hold on August 30, 2021 its second meeting of 2021 where 10 Policy Position papers will be presented to an international audience.

To be opened by ABA Chairman Mr. Jonathan Alles, Managing Director and CEO of Hatton National Bank (HNB), and chaired by Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo, Chairman of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee and Chief Operating Offer of HNB, the meeting will feature important Position Papers presented by representatives of ABA member banks and ABA Knowledge partners.

 

Tentative Agenda

02:30 pm. –  04:30 pm (Taipei Time), 30 August 2021

(Draft as of July 7, 2021)

 

02:30 – 02:32
2020 0813 Antonio Jonathan Ailes 280 x 280AGENDA ITEM 1: Welcome remarks from the ABA Chairman

Mr. Jonathan Alles, ABA Chairman and Managing Director/CEO of Hatton National Bank, will deliver his Welcome  Remarks.

 

02:32 – 02:35
AGENDA ITEM 2: Opening remarks from the Committee Chairman

2020 0811 dilshan 01Mr. Dilshan Rodrigo, Chief Operating Officer of Hatton National Bank (HNB) and Chairman of the ABA Policy Advocacy Committee, will welcome the participants, and give an overview of the agenda.

 

 

 

02:35– 04:30
AGENDA ITEM 3: Consideration of the paper on “From Interbank offered rates to risk-free rates: Latest update”

Mr. Oliver Hoffmann, Managing Director, Head of Asia, Erste Group Bank AG, will be requested to present a summary of a paper on the LIBOR scenario, touching mainly on how banks can adapt to the new environment.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 4: Consideration fo the paper on “HNB’s experience driving business revival Post-Covid in MSME sector”

A representative from Hatton National Bank (HNB), will present a paper sharing the experience of HNB in its efforts in assisting its customers establish relationships among each other to build an ecosystem aimed at strengthening supply chain linkages.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 5: Consideration of the paper on “Strengthening bank’s cyber security capability”

A representative from Hatton National Bank (HNB), will present a paper addressing the issue of cyber security and what banks are doing to strengthen their capability in this area through, for instance, utilizing tools such as cyber insurance, etc.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 6: Consideration of the paper on “Sustainable financial regulation across the region”

Dr. Adrian Fenton, Vice President, Asia Sustainable Finance, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Singapore, will present a paper on on the sustainable finance regulation landscape across the region, how it is evolving, and the challenges being faced by government in their implementation, drawing on the relevant research study being conducted by SEACEN Agreed.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 7: Consideration of a paper on “Financial sanctions on banks and corruption issues amidst the Covid-19 pandemic”

Mr. Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services, will present a paper focusing on financial sanctions on banks and on corruption issues amidst the Covid-19 situation, and how to aid and speed up development in poorer countries and help them achieve financial inclusion post-Covid.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 8: Consideration of the paper on “Activities to meet challenges in implementing regulatory framework to achieve sustainability goals

Ms. Armi Lamberte , Head of the Portfolio Quality Division, Risk Management Group of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation will present a paper proposing activities to help ABA member banks in their efforts to meet the challenges they experience in implementing the sustainability framework set by regulators for banks to follow to achieve sustainability goals.

Recommended action: The Committee to comment on the paper, and make recommendations on further steps to take.

 

AGENDA ITEM 9: Consideration of issues for future policy advocacy work

The Committee to consider and exchange views on possible issues for future policy advocacy work of ABA, followed by discussions.

Recommended action: The Committee to exchange views on possible issues for future policy advocacy work of ABA, followed by discussions

 

AGENDA ITEM 10: Other matters

Recommended action: The Committee to consider other matters for discussion.

 

AGENDA ITEM 11: Next meeting of the Policy Advocacy Committee

The ABA Secretariat to update the Committee on the date and venue of the next meeting of the Committee

Recommended action: The Committee to note the date and venue of the  next Committee meeting.

 

CLOSING REMARKS BY THE CHAIRMAN / ADJOURNMENT

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