New surveys reveal that climate change and ESG considerations are increasingly being incorporated into investment strategy at asset owners in the Asia Pac region.
The Danish retirement fund for academics has long screened out companies and countries from its portfolio, but has further stepped up its focus on ESG issues in the past few years.
The Danish retirement fund for academics is taking a more activist approach to the environment by pressuring the likes of Korean group Samsung and Japan’s Mizuho.
The academics’ retirement fund – known for ditching its Chinese state-linked assets – plans to double its 6% allocation to climate investments amid an illiquid asset buildout.
South Korea's National Pension Service and Singapore's GIC have signed up to the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change as momentum builds on sustainability issues.
A regional institutional investors' association says more needs to be done by Asian countries to help asset owners better engage with listed companies on sustainability issues.