In a new normal of volatile, unpredictable and rapidly changing economies and markets, many investors are grappling with maintaining momentum in their environmental, social and governance (ESG) journey. But beyond short-term asset re-pricing, balancing returns while integrating sustainability objectives should be at the core of portfolios, said speakers at “ESG: from niche to norm”, an event hosted by Natixis Investment Managers and AsianInvestor.
Collaboration between policymakers and the investment community is crucial for the sustainability of sustainable investing, and this synergy will prove particularly useful for developing markets in Asia.
In the wake of COP27, the "just transition" to a green economy must put people at its centre, says Maria Teresa Zappia, deputy chief executive officer at BlueOrchard, and head of sustainability and impact at Schroders Capital.
As asset owners and managers globally seek new markets, themes and strategies to navigate the far-reaching re-pricing of assets in portfolios, ESG funds remain an important focus for many institutions. Speakers at an AsianInvestor webinar, in partnership with Nasdaq, reveal effective approaches to ESG investing in an evolving landscape.
ESG has caught an increasing amount of flak lately over whether it actually lives up to its billing as delivering better sustainability outcomes. Some of its critics are missing the point, say members of the investment community.
Global investors are facing up to a harsher political and social landscape, adding to the stresses of managing global portfolios in troubled times.
From ocean protection funds to turtle conservation and eco-tourism ventures, Singapore-based single-family office Rumah Group marries personal interests with early-stage impact investing.
ESG integration, at its most basic level, is identifying the risks associated with environmental, social and corporate governance issues. So why has it become such a political topic?
Blended finance structures could allow insurance companies and asset owners to better facilitate economic and social development in emerging and frontier markets.
Momentum for decarbonisation across Southeast Asia is growing, as more market players pay attention to their carbon footprint, and countries transition towards net zero.
FinanceAsia spoke to experts on how countries can balance their short-term energy needs with longer-term climate goals, in light of pressing energy security concerns and price volatility.