Human capital disclosure requirements are limited and vague, for instance, but some institutional investors continue to push for more transparency from companies.
With more exacting ESG standards ahead, suppliers of raw materials, parts, and components from Asia will need to shore up their sustainability record.
Investors and analysts have warned that asset managers are ignoring the high costs of reducing buildings’ emissions.
ESGpedia, developed by fintech firm Hashtacs (Stacs), is the world’s first government-backed blockchain-based ESG registry that tracks data of this scale across industries.
Changing market dynamics are highlighting for investors the potential cost of their disproportionate focus on equity risk, according to market experts.
The Dutch pension fund says it will push for improvements in ESG practices of its portfolio companies in South Korea and Japan with active engagement, including lobbying the government and the media and using its voting rights.
The environmental impact of investment portfolios dominated headlines in 2021, but institutions will only increase their risk if they fail to address the social and governance principles of ESG as well, according to New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund.
By putting sustainability at the heart of its investment approach and showing its commitment to creating value for investors through digital access, Fidelity International has been named as AsianInvestor’s ‘Fund House of the Year - Singapore’ for 2022.
Institutional investors that make private equity deals should also consider change-based targets to complement levels-based targets because of shorter-term horizons, according to a WEF whitepaper.
For asset owners and managers, sustainable long-term investing has evolved from divestment to active ownership strategies that foster better business practices.
From allocating capital to ESG portfolios to supporting businesses in transition, institutional investors have the power to move the needle in the global quest for a decarbonised economy.
GIC doesn't insist on the most up-to-date ESG data before investing in a target, as long as it has the potential to improve how it measures its risks in the area.