Singapore Exchange Appoints Herry Cho as Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance
15th January 2021 | Singapore
The stock exchange of Singapore, Singapore Exchange (SGX), has appointed former ING Head of Sustainable Finance Asia-Pacific Herry Cho as Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance with effect from 8th of February 2021.
” SGX Appoints Herry Cho as Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance “
Herry Cho Joins SGX from ING after 13 Years
Herry Cho joins SGX after more than 13 years at Dutch Bank, ING. In 2017, Herry was appointed as Director, Head of Sustainable Finance Asia-Pacific and founded the Sustainable Finance Asia Pacific team. She spearheaded the firm’s sustainability strategy and direction for the region. In 3 years, Herry established ING as a thought and action leader, and facilitated more than 30 sustainable transactions including green, social and sustainable bonds/loans and sustainability-linked loans.
SGX Sustainability Initiatives
In December 2020, SGX had announced plans to invest S$20 million to grow its sustainability capabilities and initiatives. S$10 million will be channeled towards new ESG-focused products, services and platforms while the tore S$10 million will be for supporting the financial ecosystem, strengthening internal capabilities and increasing CSR commitments.
All SGX sustainability initiatives will be housed under SGX FIRST Platform (Future in Reshaping Sustainability Together). Visit: SGX FIRST
ESG ~ Environmental, social and governance
CSR ~ Corporate Social Responsibility
Herry Cho, Managing Director, Head of Sustainability and Sustainable Finance:
“I am humbled to spearhead a crucial role that SGX must play as Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange: to ambitiously co-create and steer the local, regional and global financial system to support sustainable development.
We don’t have any time to waste to ensure our planet is liveable and our communities thrive, and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to make SGX and in turn Asia’s financial ecosystem a thought and action leader in sustainability and sustainable finance.”
About Singapore Exchange
Singapore Exchange is Asia’s leading and trusted market infrastructure, operating equity, fixedincome, currencies and commodities markets to the highest regulatory standards. As Asia’s most international, multi-asset exchange, SGX provides listing, trading, clearing, settlement, depository and data services, with about 40% of listed companies and over 80% of listed bonds originating outside of Singapore.
SGX is the world’s most liquid international market for the benchmark equity indices of China, India, Japan and ASEAN and offers commodities and currency derivatives products. Headquartered in AAA- rated Singapore, SGX is globally recognised for its risk management and clearing capabilities.