Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Exchange Fund and the new Hong Kong Investment Corporation will join forces with the Silk Road Fund to invest in Belt and Road Initiative projects focusing on energy transition and infrastructure.
Both domestic and foreign investors could use more knowledge sharing to improve mutual understanding of the energy transition in the world’s second-largest economy.
One of Hong Kong’s largest asset owners might be exploring private equity and infrastructure investments post-Covid, but the fund management industry says the Exchange Fund could be doing more on the ESG front.
The second of two reports examines how paying polluters and pricing carbon realistically in Asia can empower investors in combating climate change.
Momentum for decarbonisation across Southeast Asia is growing, as more market players pay attention to their carbon footprint, and countries transition towards net zero.
Interest to invest in China’s decarbonisation is aplenty — but foreign asset owners are waiting for the country to drop its Covid Zero policies first, before assessing these opportunities.
Attitudes about nuclear power have changed but structural barriers to investment remain, says Ernest J Moniz, former US Secretary of Energy at Temasek’s Ecosperity in Singapore.
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to disrupt the world’s energy supply, including the cost of doing so, institutional investors are now assessing to what degree the war will complicate the global transition away from fossil fuel-based energy.
ETFs tracking technology themes received the largest share of fund flows over 2021, as China takes third place in thematic fund market size behind Europe and the US.
There is less than a decade left to act on the climate crisis, and active engagement of high-emitting industries is better than exclusion, according to current and former managers of some of the world’s largest SWFs.
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The renewable energy sector is undergoing rapid developments amid climate crisis. What are the investment opportunities and challenges that exist in the energy transition in India and Southeast Asia?