AsianInvestor’s new weekly column on past events looks back at the ESG development in the allegedly conservative corporate world of Japan - and how the world's largest pension fund has influenced that process.
For the Dutch pension fund manager, actively investing in the communications industry means keeping an eye on new technology, regulations, and consumer behaviour to continue to outperform their index.
Japanese pension funds are monitoring the yen’s extreme depreciation against the US dollar while considering next moves.
Relying on high-growth markets is not showing the results it once did - and the current situation is posing more questions than answers, says one corporate pension fund manager.
Dutch pension provider APG’s Asian ESG head points out conflicts of interest for conglomerates and calls for stricter punishments on greenwashing.
AustralianSuper will double its staff in London and grow New York office to 80; Taiwan's Public Service Pension Fund to put great emphasis on ESG in manager selection; GPIF publishes list of companies with "excellent TCFD disclosures"; Nippon Life Insurance sets 2030 interim targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction in the investment portfolio; and more.
CPP Investments plans to double green and transition asset investments to $130 billion by 2030 as part of its 2050 net-zero plans but will not divest from oil and gas companies.
Hazman Hilmi Sallahuddin has been made Kwap's new chief investment officer.
The asset allocation of Indonesian pension funds showed a flight to safety last year, but did fear outweigh the numbers? Some experts argue, in the light of local equities, for staying the course.
Changing demographics, rising salaries and a generalised change in the wealth landscape is driving the fast pension fund asset growth
Asian insurers and pension funds are partnering up with logistics experts to strategically invest in logistics real estate across the globe.
Senior executives at the Taiwan financial group and Canadian pension fund believe that companies have to make an ESG transition, and may not have a choice in a few years.