New Zealand's sovereign wealth fund is backing the Christchurch Call, launched in Paris to pressure global political and business leaders to eliminate violent extremist content online.
Taiwan's Bureau for Labor Funds is helping push ESG standards, but the island's investors need topdown regulatory guidance to make the concepts flourish.
The standards are relatively new in Taiwan, but there is enough raw potential among its citizens to support a deeper level of adoption.
Hong Kong's de facto bank is planning to sign up to the UN's Principles of Responsible Investment. It recently allocated another $1 billion to the IFC’s MCPP infrastructure scheme.
Giant insurer AIA is inspiring other Hong Kong asset owners to bring their investment practices in line with the global trend.
Responsible investing has traditionally been low on the agenda in chaebol-dominated Korea but the need to diversify could yet force a new approach among the country's asset owners.