Asset owners in the region have begun to take climate change more seriously and weigh how to adapt their portfolios, say regional investment experts.
Although asset owners are looking more closely at climate impacts on their portfolios, the bushfire crisis is bringing much greater urgency to the issue.
Asset owners are under greater pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and invest sustainably, but they are still seeking quality reporting standards globally.
With endowments and foundations becoming more active in sustainable investing, the onus is on the largest asset owners to shift their entire portfolios to address the key issues of the day.
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Listed companies are responding to pressure for greater disclosure on issues such as carbon emissions, according to the Japanese pension fund and its carbon index provider