A senior executive at the world’s largest investor-led sustainable investment platform has said that market cap investment indices are no longer fit for purpose.
While investors in Asia and Europe are looking at applying AI to fill the gaps in ESG reporting, human oversight will always be necessary.
AsianInvestor highlights five trends to watch among wealth funds in the Year of the Rabbit, which begins on January 22.
After a turbulent Year of the Tiger, pension funds are poised to face a multitude of open-ended risks. The trade-off between risk and reward will be finely balanced.
Stakeholders across the global industry are failing in their responsibilities, says property investor Allianz Real Estate’s chief sustainability officer.
Most Asian investors still have a poor grasp of the ESG credentials of the supply chain connected to a property or infrastructure investment.
Inflation and economic uncertainty are leading to dwindling opportunities for investors, top executives from both institutions told AsianInvestor.
Expect sovereign funds and pension funds to set up offices in Asia and regional institutions to further boost their presence overseas as they hunt for investment opportunities.
Issuers from the region are leading demand for accreditation by the SDI AOP, an ESG platform launched by four global pension funds recently.
While far from immune to global economic weakness and risks, the APAC region has more resilient growth projections in the medium term, buoyed by its growing middle class, says Richard van den Berg, fund manager for M&G Asia Property Strategy.
Norges Bank Investment Management and PGGM Investments say while green leases are highly useful in improving data and cutting property emissions, regulation is vital to improve the pace of growth.
One of the large-scale regulations coming into play in 2023 will be fresh European rules around ESG fund marketing. Asian nations are also planning labelling and disclosure requirements.