These trade-offs will reduce over time and GIC believes that sustainable companies offer better risk-adjusted returns in the long term.
Hiring, training and green leases help make up for continued paucity of information.
A pragmatic approach to ESG investing is prevalent in the Apac region, where investors look for practical reasons to integrate ESG, according to a global study by State Street.
Whatever our individual perspectives of ESG may be, we can all agree that it is a complex subject. In a new report published by State Street Corporation, Rick Lacaille, global head of ESG, examines the current ESG universe and provides a framework for thinking about what comes next.
Asia’s private markets are facing the same macroeconomic challenges as the rest of the world, but the Dutch pension fund sees rising investment opportunities in consumer services, healthcare and financial sectors.
The rising demand for long-duration and high-quality green bonds is set to drive the growth of China’s green assets and expedite onshore ESG development.
As the themes associated with ESG take centre stage across the globe, investors are demanding discernible and measurable impacts from asset managers, explains Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM).
Stewardship and other sustainability principles have become key criteria in manager selection now, the chief investment officers at NTUC Income and Singlife said.
After 40 years of servicing the Asia Pacific region, State Street highlights the key trends it expects to shape the future of the asset management industry.
Asset owners and managers alike have made net-zero commitments in recent years, but how well fleshed out are their strategies?
Momentum for decarbonisation across Southeast Asia is growing, as more market players pay attention to their carbon footprint, and countries transition towards net zero.
This reluctance contrasts sharply with large allocations by New Zealand super funds and increasing interest from Asian investors.