2023 International Youth Leadership Finance Summit Held at SAIF


On January 12th, the 2023 International Youth Leadership Finance Summit (IYLFS), hosted by the SAIF MF Program, was held online. 

More than 120 students from 17 top universities around the world (including Tsinghua University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Chinese University of Hongkong, New York University, and University of California) gathered online to focus on ESG Investment.

At the opening ceremony, Jonathan Bailey (Head of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman) gave a keynote speech. Based upon his 15-year professional ESG experience, Bailey gave a detailed speech from five aspects: how to integrate environmental, social and governance factors in the investment process, how to help enterprises’ development with investment, how to assess the risks and opportunities brought about by climate change, ESG investment trends in 2023, and how to start an ESG investment career.

During the four-day live PK session, participants competed on the theme of “Green Bonds”, “ESG Disclosure Standards”, and “EU Emissions Trading System (EUETS)”, conducted in English. In the end, the team from Tsinghua University won first prize with its report on “ESG Disclosure Standards”.