The second of two reports examines how paying polluters and pricing carbon realistically in Asia can empower investors in combating climate change.
The first of two reports looks at how novel energy transition financing arrangements such as ETMs can accelerate decarbonisation in Asia.
High oil and gas prices and the global energy supply crunch have made fossil fuels more attractive, but asset owners and managers say that’s not about to derail their climate change goals.
Contrasting approaches of divestment versus engagement between the different funds have attracted both praise and criticism.
European insurers lead the industry in having insurance and investment policies put in place to limit exposure to fossil fuels, while US and Asian firms received bottom scores.
Asian investors are favouring engagement over divestment in their ESG journeys as fossil fuels show there's still plenty of power left in the sector.
The Korean state pension fund is pursuing a seemingly muddled strategy, investing in fossil fuel projects even as it says it will implement environmental, social and governance efforts.
The combined impact of tighter regulation and a global push towards renewables could dull returns from high-carbon emitters. Do they still have a place in investors' portfolios?