Event Profile

CAIA Hong Kong: The Role of ESG in Investing Today Part II - Alternative Food

April 14, 2021
All times listed are in local time
Free Event
Wednesday, 14th April, 2021
12:30PM HKT
Food and protein are the most basic elements that support the rising human population and economic development. However, the challenges facing the traditional food industry have been growing due to the expanding global population, urbanization, ethical and environmental concerns. What are the alternatives in food and protein, their current trend and future development prospects? Has the dawn of alternative food and protein already arrived?
CAIA Hong Kong is delighted to invite you to the second part of our ESG campaign focusing on Alternative Food, with two of the front runners and investors in this field, on April 14, 2021.
Guest Speakers:
  • Claire Smith, Founder, Beyond Investing
  • Sandhya Sriram, PhD, CEO & Co-founder, Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd.
Moderator: Will Wang, CAIA, CAIA Hong Kong Chapter Head, Managing Director and Partner, Inheliance Asset Management Ltd
12:30 PM: Intro and Welcome
12:35 PM: Presentation
13:10 PM: Fireside chat with Speakers, Moderated by Will
13:20 PM: Audience Q&A

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Claire Smith
Organization: Beyond Investing

Claire is the founder of humane investment platform Beyond Investing. She is a vegan and environmentalist with 34 years’ experience in finance and investment at top-tier banks and investment houses, including UBS and Albourne Partners (shareholder and partner). Beyond Investing creates investment programs designed for animal advocates and climate-conscious investors in both public listed equity markets and venture capital. Beyond Investing is the architect of the US Vegan Climate Index, a stock index which screens out all animal exploitation and fossil fuel from a US market benchmark, and the sponsor of the US Vegan Climate Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). Beyond Investing affiliate Beyond Impact focuses on early stage and growth companies that provide vegan, plant-based and cruelty-free products and services. Based in Switzerland, Claire is the founder of Beyond Cruelty Foundation, formed to campaign for zero animal exploitation and to fund safe havens for animals, which will also receive a portion of profits of companies under the Beyond Investing umbrella.

Sandhya Sriram
Organization: Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd.

Dr. Sandhya Sriram is the CEO and co-founder of Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Sandhya is a stem cell scientist with over 10 years of experience working with muscle, adipose, cells and stem cells. After graduating with a PhD from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Sandhya pursued her postdoc at A*STAR in Singapore. Following 4 years of postdoctoral work, she took up business development at a research institute. Alongside, she co-founded 2 companies, Biotech In Asia and SciGlo. Sandhya has been featured on Forbes Women in Tech for her entrepreneurial ventures. Currently, Sandhya and Dr. Ka Yi Ling, her co-founder and CTO of Shiok Meats, are working on cell-based meat (seafood), based out of Singapore.