Some of the big investors encouraging agreements where building owners and tenants can help cut emissions. Still, these deals can be hard to put in place.
Even as regulators crack down on the practice, accurately estimating the environmental and social impact of an investment remains challenging.
Uptake is still small by Western standards and prioritises short- over long-term allocation.
Audit on directly owned offices completed, logistics-assets review underway, residential portfolio next.
Despite a strong performance this year, investors are still guarded about increasing allocations to factor investing strategies
Asset mix remains steady as real assets, factor investing and credit allocations outperform.
Change of passive benchmark to environmental index will not affect review process for external managers, NZ Super CIO tells AsianInvestor.
Despite a tech crackdown in Beijing and a talent drought in Tokyo, the insurer’s property arm says it is still seeing opportunities in these key markets.
New regulations mean a single large allocation to an impact fund could risk creating underperformance across the fund as a whole making them too risky for smaller funds, say analysts.
Hiring, training and green leases help make up for continued paucity of information.
While leading asset owners point to the global economic slowdown and rising inflation, real estate, in the right sectors, can still offer an effective hedge against inflation.
Brighter Super - the $31 billion Australian superannuation fund - is switching to passive managers as market and regulation fears mount.