The Dutch pension asset manager's Asia Pacific head of real estate says his team has just had one of its busiest years ever and that 2021 is looking similarly promising.
But before we started asking questions of others, we had to take a look at ourselves.
The environmental supplement will be printed on 100% recycled paper. In addition, those magazines sent by post will be placed in biodegradable plastic wrap.
Our financial magazines, including FinanceAsia, AsianInvestor and Private Capital, are currently printed on paper from managed forests û this means if a tree is felled, another is planted.
Our printer is in the process of applying for the ISO14 001 certification, the international specification for an environmental management system. This is a certification that requires companies to install a waste-management system that has long-term commitments to decrease their impact on the environment. Our printer's first audit will be this August, with a second one in October.
Thanks to our internal green audit, we will be using biodegradable plastic for all wraps used for our finance magazines. ôOur goal is for all of our finance titles to be using 100% recycled paper by the end of this year,ö says Jonathan Hirst, publisher in Hong Kong.
Haymarket, our parent company in the United Kingdom, publishes all of its UK magazines on paper from managed forests and is also ISO14 001 certified. Its owner, Lord Michael Heseltine, is a well-known proponent of environmentally friendly and sustainable urban planning and development. His arboretum at Thenford in Northhamptonshire is among the most impressive in Britain, incorporating over 3,500 types of trees and shrubs û that's more than one for every member of the Haymarket Group staff.
Sunsuper and QSuper appoints CIO for combined entity; State Street appoints heads of HK and Taiwan; Nothern Trust rebuilds Apac team; Manulife IM names emerging markets fixed income CIO; RBC Wealth Management hires four into HK; Lombard Odier hires two senior equity managers; Allianz Global Investors appoints Asia hand as equity CIO; and more.
Investors from China and the US are expected to continue buying assets in each other’s markets despite the blacklist of Chinese firms with military and surveillance ties.
Stronger government actions are needed to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees, investors such as Hesta and CDPQ signed in a statement.
AsianInvestor explains why we chose the winners of the second half of our 2021 fund manager winners, by major local markets.