Singapore government agencies are at the forefront of moves to bring more capital and expertise to tackle the climate crisis in emerging markets.
A new private investment fund offers promise for waste management improvements in Asia. But at a local level, there is still a lot to be done to speed up the process.
As the climate emergency escalates, this relatively new ground of nature-based solutions is rapidly attracting the interest of family offices and institutional investors.
Asset owners rely to varying degrees on the emissions judgments of asset managers, but potential regulatory and reputational perils exist.
NZ Super's outgoing CEO Matt Whineray stresses that a paradigm shift by business and society is needed to fully achieve decarbonisation.
Pressure on companies does pay off, as Asia's largest utilities companies cooperate with investor demand for action on decarbonisation, a recently released report says.
The time for commitments is past, say climate change groups. Governments and investors will be increasingly judged on their actions. NZ Super believes a co-ordinated response will be necessary.
After two senior departures inside a year, the Australian sovereign fund has elevated a deputy CIO to oversee the $160 billion portfolio.
Institutional investors cannot just focus their climate change efforts on lowering portfolio risk, say industry experts.
Neighbours to the south of China will benefit from a number of positive trends taking place, family office investors tell AsianInvestor.
In an exclusive interview, Cathay Financial's president lists collaborations with high emitters and carbon-driven remuneration policies as a strategy to decarbonise its portfolio.
If investors really want change, they'll need to move mandates and communicate their needs more clearly, climate conference panellists say.