The concept of sustainable investing (often know as investments that use environmental, social and governance principles) is continuing to gain appeal among the world’s institutional investors, as the desire to combat climate change rises, while evidence also accumulates that doing good can also help generate better returns.
This interest is also gaining traction in Asia, according to new research by Schroders. Its Institutional Investor Study 2018 drilled into the level of commitment of asset owners around the world on sustainable investing.
The results were broadly encouraging, with more investors looking to bring sustainable investing concepts to bear in their portfolios. But many difficulties of doing this still remain.
Perhaps most notable is that Asia-based asset owners' engagement with sustainable investing remains at a lower level than that of North America or Europe.
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This information originally featured as the Data Centre in the October/November 2018 edition of AsianInvestor magazine.