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To view CNBC’s live stream, click on the link above Sustainable Future ForumThis is a. Thursday’s Asia session focuses on money, investing and other topics.

The spotlight is on the money flows, and the impact they have on the treatment of the planet.

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Below is the Thursday session lineup. Click to enlarge hereSee the entire schedule for this week.

Panel: Where are ESG investments in Asia headed?
2 p.m. SG/HK | 7 a.m. BST

Yimei LiChinaAMC’s CEO is. Loh Boon ChyeSingapore Exchange CEO.

Asia has been hailed as the next frontier in sustainable investing by analysts. China’s pledge to carbon neutrality in 2060 fueled a new record of $25.4 billion in ESG funds for the region in 2020. This was a 131% increase on the previous year. ChinaAMC CEO Yimei Li, as well as Loh Boon Chye (CEO of SGX), join us for a discussion about what is driving growth and whether it can sustain the momentum.

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Fireside: ESG possibilities in real estate
2.20 p.m. (SG/HK) | 7:20 a.m. BST

Lee Chee KoonCapitaLand Investment Group CEO,.

Built environment is responsible for 38% of all GHG emissionsTherefore, it has a crucial role to play towards achieving net zero carbon by 2050. CapitaLand is ranked as one the 100 most sustainable corporations in the World and has led the charge in setting lofty sustainability goals. Lee Chee Koon is the CEO of CapitaLand and joins us for a discussion about how they integrate environmental considerations in their investments, the ESG opportunities available to real estate, as well as how the sector is moving towards a more sustainable future.

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Panel: Why investing in principles isn’t a way to lose returns
11:30 a.m. BST| 11:30 a.m. BST

Tim AdamsPresident and CEO of Institute of International Finance. Fiona FrickUnigestion’s CEO.

The boom in sustainable finance is evident. In the first quarter alone of 2011, a record $231 billion was raised by green, social, and sustainability bonds. Last year, $347 billion went into ESG-focused funds. Tim Adams is the president and chief executive officer of Unigestion. Fiona Frick is CEO of Unigestion.

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