Regulators and investors are gearing up to integrate ESG factors in their investment processes this year.
AsianInvestor gained the views of the Asia CEO and CIO of Allianz Investment Management on the rationale behind its recent Indian private credit investments.
Experts overwhelmingly point to China as the market with the most potential for renewable energy, but asset owners have invested in other Apac markets such as Australia and India.
Dai-ichi Life has set concrete ESG goals and made impact investments regularly, while Japan is seen leading other Asian markets when it comes to ESG.
The Singapore state fund recently bought into impact investing specialist LeapFrog, and is eyeing more investments that combine strong financial returns with a positive social effect.
Asset owners are interested in sustainable investments but they lack enough peer benchmarks and suitable products, according to a World Economic Forum white paper.