The new legal framework which requires the public sector issuer to spell out the use of the proceeds and report on the project’s environmental impact has been hailed by the industry for setting the standards for green bond financing in Singapore and the region.
With more exacting ESG standards ahead, suppliers of raw materials, parts, and components from Asia will need to shore up their sustainability record.
From allocating capital to ESG portfolios to supporting businesses in transition, institutional investors have the power to move the needle in the global quest for a decarbonised economy.
The two major institutional investors also shared their approach to tackling greenwashing, which includes going beyond standard disclosures and using artificial intelligence tools.
Driven by a desire to create robust portfolios that also make a positive impact, investors are issuing more mandates and steering greater allocations towards assets that help tackle climate-related risks, finds an exclusive AsianInvestor survey.
The $200 billion pension fund is balancing exposure to the surging Taiwan stock market with further steps towards ESG integration.
Four key environmental themes at COP26 are expounded with the support of data, demonstrating the importance of statistical insights in the battle against climate change.
Over the next 12 months, investors in Asia will likely contend with a fast-moving investment landscape shaped by China’s increasing focus on sustainability alongside the tenor of macroeconomic policies and the path of inflation. PineBridge Investments’ specialists offer their views on what investors can expect in 2022 and the opportunities arising from this confluence of changes.
The renewable energy sector is undergoing rapid developments amid climate crisis. What are the investment opportunities and challenges that exist in the energy transition in India and Southeast Asia?
Last week, the UN released a report on climate change that shocked many people, but institutional investors who have been integrating ESG in their portfolio were not among them.
What can asset managers and other stakeholders in the country do to further drive sustainable investing, particularly among smaller asset owners, in the country?
Stronger government actions are needed to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, investors such as Hesta and CDPQ signed in a statement.