Investors repurposing buildings for multi-family rental say they are willing to give up returns in exchange for environmental benefits.
Asian investors continue to favour the digital infrastructure sector despite rising prices.
Super funds in Australia and New Zealand are eyeing international social housing investments, but associated risks mean that most investors in the nascent sector still favour opportunities in the domestic market.
The China Investment Corporation released guidelines on reaching carbon neutrality at the portfolio level in the next five years and beyond;China will allow foreign institutional investors to trade bonds after record selloff; Westpac is transferring its superannuation funds to Mercer Super Trust; Korea's Government Employees Pension Service chooses alternative investment head at Samsung Life as new CIO.
Costly mixed-use developments with decades-long return horizons still have their backers. Two leading funds tell how they still have an appetite for long-term place-making.
Investors and analysts have warned that asset managers are ignoring the high costs of reducing buildings’ emissions.
Changing market dynamics are highlighting for investors the potential cost of their disproportionate focus on equity risk, according to market experts.
Institutional funds haven't done enough to ensure they are not supporting hostile and repressive regimes with their investors' capital, according to ESG industry leaders.
Asian investors are ramping up climate strategy integration, a trend that NZ Super views as critical to long-term risk and returns.
The positive environmental impact of wind power investments is driving large institutions to back new projects while pushing power companies to improve their alternative energy programs.
Despite sudden and unpredictable structural shifts in the markets, NZ Super is keeping its eye on five thematic trends including multi-dimensional inequality and blockchain adoption.
When it comes to specific ESG opportunities, private markets are still ahead of public markets, according to two leading ANZ super funds.