In an interview on the back of the launch of Nuveen’s 2022 EQuilibirum survey of global institutional investors, Nick Liolis, the chief investment officer at TIAA and Amy O’Brien, the global head of responsible investing at Nuveen speak about how insurance companies approach impact investing.
New regulations mean a single large allocation to an impact fund could risk creating underperformance across the fund as a whole making them too risky for smaller funds, say analysts.
From ocean protection funds to turtle conservation and eco-tourism ventures, Singapore-based single-family office Rumah Group marries personal interests with early-stage impact investing.
Most family offices in Asia are ready to get started with ESG impact investing, but the question they have is “how?”, according to Robert Kim of professional athlete Jeremy Lin’s family office.
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.