Sustainable Investment Along the Belt and Road: Comparative Perspectives

We invite Jan-Alexander Posth and Allegra G. Fonda-Bonardi to compare and discuss their perspectives on ESG along the Belt & Road.

Event Details


swissnex China office
22F, Building A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China


July 16, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Asia/Shanghai (UTC+08:00)


Free. RSVP required.

For the first lecture of our Science Diplomacy event series we invite Jan-Alexander Posth (Senior Lecturer, ZHAW) and Allegra G. Fonda-Bonardi (Chief Officer of Research, DeTao Institute of Green Development) to compare and discuss their perspectives on potential for ESG investing along China’s Belt & Road Initiative.


Date: July 16th, Tuesday

Venue: Room 2210, Building A, Far East International Plaza, 319 Xianxia Road, Shanghai




18:00 – Doors Open

18:30 – Presentation by Allegra Fonda-Bonardi

18:50 – Presentation by Jan-Alexander Posth

19:10 – Discussions

19:25 – Q&A

19:30 – Networking Reception




Allegra Fonda-Bonardi

Chief Officer of Research, DeTao Institute for Green Investment


Drivers of change in ESG marketplaces in China and Europe

ESG remains the focus of investment, of public attention, and even of algorithmic power both in Europe and in China. This talk explores challenges and opportunities in the information ecosystems that power ESG investing in China and Europe, and suggests case studies and routes forward to making ESG’s information ecosystem more robust and effective in channeling capital toward corporate purpose in the short, medium, and long-term.



Jan-Alexander Posth,

Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Wealth and Asset Management

ZHAW School of Management and Law


The Belt and Road Initiative and its potential for an ESG revolution: A network view

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