Interest to invest in China’s decarbonisation is aplenty — but foreign asset owners are waiting for the country to drop its Covid Zero policies first, before assessing these opportunities.
Investors repurposing buildings for multi-family rental say they are willing to give up returns in exchange for environmental benefits.
The massive political and economic upheaval being caused by the Russian aggression may disrupt investor activity in the short term, but industry players say climate change will not fall off the agenda.
While some asset owners in the region are moving ahead strongly with their coal divestment strategies, others are seriously lagging.
Super funds now acknowledge without question that ESG factors are critical to investment decisions.
Australian super funds point to scarcity of short-term emissions reduction targets.
Renewable energy remains the most attractive climate-related investment sector as SWFs move swiftly to address their environmental impact, according to the latest report.
Investors should prepare for a greater sense of urgency and pressure to meet net-zero targets in their portfolio decision-making, say industry experts post-COP26.
Nuclear power generation is yet to gain global traction as a fossil fuel alternative, although new funds are appearing. The challenge now? Getting institutional asset owners to engage.
Generation's new climate fund has commendable long-term impact goals, but it remains to be seen if the concept aligns with asset-owner mandates.
Investors and fund managers must play their part in ensuring that ESG funds deliver on their promise – but only government action will ensure this happens, say conference panellists.
The run-up to the COP26 meeting in Glasgow provides an opportunity for governments to take stronger leadership on the climate crisis as scepticism over green financing escalates.