In an interview with AsianInvestor, Sun Life International HuBS’s CIO said the life insurer is striving to add some Asian elements to its proprietary ESG+ framework.
The Hong Kong life insurer will not blindly divest from non-ESG assets just to meet the emissions reduction target but will assess the impact of its investments holistically on the environment and social development.
For family offices in Singapore the goal - for some - is to achieve 100% impact investing. However, greenwashing is still a major challenge in both public and private markets.
While Covid-related businesses, such as those in healthcare, have received capital, other sectors have been losing out — and flexible private capital can fill in these gaps.
London-based M&G has acquired responsAbility and a headcount of 200 while Allianz GI has created a private markets impact unit.
The Australian superannuation fund is continuing its journey to invest in scalable affordable housing projects under its sustainable cities sustainable development goal (SDG).
Japan's largest life insurer has made more than 90% of its carbon-heavy investees disclose their greenhouse gas reduction targets through active engagement.
The way family offices contribute to society has evolved from philanthropy to impact investing - or in many cases, a blend of both.
Responsible investing includes allocating to poor-ESG performing EM countries and helping them shift to greener solutions, instead of divesting completely, experts said.
The region's largest investors are increasingly looking at impact investing. But to do so effectively, they need to effectively measure how successful these approaches are proving.
Major asset owners are starting to consider how to better measure the effect of their sustainable investment approaches.
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.