Stewardship and other sustainability principles have become key criteria in manager selection now, the chief investment officers at NTUC Income and Singlife said.
Wind farms offer long-term investors an attractive return profile and are already receiving broad-based political support in New Zealand and Australia.
Asset owners and managers alike have made net-zero commitments in recent years, but how well fleshed out are their strategies?
Momentum for decarbonisation across Southeast Asia is growing, as more market players pay attention to their carbon footprint, and countries transition towards net zero.
Most family offices in Asia are ready to get started with ESG impact investing, but the question they have is “how?”, according to Robert Kim of professional athlete Jeremy Lin’s family office.
FinanceAsia spoke to experts on how countries can balance their short-term energy needs with longer-term climate goals, in light of pressing energy security concerns and price volatility.
Institutional interest in cryptocurrency is undeniable, but myths around digital assets not being ESG friendly and its utility for money laundering continue to be blown out of proportion.
The state pension fund joins ESG benchmark as the first Japanese infrastructure investor member, supplementing its existing efforts within real estate investments.
With one of the worst droughts in China since records began 60 years ago, asset owners and managers are weighing more seriously the material risks of the water crisis.
As the world’s largest pension fund continues to increase ESG-related assets in its portfolio, its CIO acknowledges that the current markets turmoil pushes other investment agendas.
Having set out clear stewardship principles, investors are now pressuring companies and asset managers to deliver results.
For all the frameworks and taxonomies that have emerged, the industry still lacks a gold standard for ESG investing, leaving investors to make do as social and regulatory pressures mount.