Indonesia Hajj Fund Management Agency (BPKH) says that pandemic woes hit direct investment in 2020, but the fund remains firm in its commitment to using it as a tool to drive ESG change
Despite the uncertainty posed to investors globally by the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 was a record year for direct sovereign wealth fund investments. And more could be on the way.
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Asia Pacific's family offices are a nimble bunch and never more so than when it comes to ESG where they're already proving to be ahead of the regulators.
Norges Bank Investment Management added four prominent traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) firms to its exclusion list but has also been increasing its emerging market exposure.
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Corruption risks and the lack of opportunities are not helping Asian investors overcome their doubts about the value of ESG metrics
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The way family offices contribute to society has evolved from philanthropy to impact investing - or in many cases, a blend of both.