The infrastructure sector is falling behind in adopting net-zero targets, according to two leading voices in sustainability.
HSBC Asset Management’s global CEO told AsianInvestor that he sees surging demand from asset owners for stakes in China's green transition, especially alternative investments in renewable energy and climate tech.
Dry warehouses could generate all the energy they need from solar panels on roofs.
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.
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Asset Management One (AMO) is continuing to enhance and expand its ESG product and engagement offerings for asset owners – a key contributor to the firm’s business that helped it to win AsianInvestor’s ‘Fund House of the Year - Japan’ for 2022.
The Singapore-based insurer has committed to having its entire portfolio reviewed and measured daily against key ESG objectives.
In selecting the climate technology companies to invest in, the state investment firm looks at factors such as risks, deployment costs, market acceptance, and the company’s R&D capabilities among others.
The sovereign investor believes engagement is a better way of helping portfolio companies focus on how to get to a decarbonised future.
Institutional investors that make private equity deals should also consider change-based targets to complement levels-based targets because of shorter-term horizons, according to a WEF whitepaper.
Contrasting approaches of divestment versus engagement between the different funds have attracted both praise and criticism.