Much of Asia continues to lag the global standard when it comes to corporate governance, transparency and diversity. But significant progress has been noted of late.
Japanese regulator seeks to push the ESG agenda, spearheaded by GPIF, closer to the centre of investment calls. Code of conduct aims to ensure better data framework for assessing ESG.
Investors want to see tangible outcomes that improve company effectiveness in key areas, including sustainability.
Efforts are focusing on shareholder resolutions and access to independent directors
The environmental impact of investment portfolios dominated headlines in 2021, but institutions will only increase their risk if they fail to address the social and governance principles of ESG as well, according to New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund.
Indonesia’s new wealth fund is talking to more than 100 investors and has at least 50 potential investment targets in its sights.
Some analysts believe the crisis has caused a rethink that could see a rise in investor interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) opportunities. We asked experts if this optimism is justified.
Southeast Asia's newest SWF plans to be agile and invest in asset classes beyond infrastructure, including areas such as consumer and technology.
The National Pension Service believes better governance and a more consistent strategy will be the results of keeping its chief investment officer in place - and industry experts agree.
Saudi Arabia wants to merge its General Organisation of Social Insurance (Gosi) with the Public Pension Agency (PPA). The new super fund will have to adhere to higher standards.
Asia Pacific institutions are among the top-rated funds in the latest survey of governance and sustainability practices. Other regional players are yet to come up to the mark.
Investors face unforeseen risks in their adoption of ESG strategies if they are not engaging actively - and observers say this remains still the case in many instances.