ESG integration, at its most basic level, is identifying the risks associated with environmental, social and corporate governance issues. So why has it become such a political topic?
For all the frameworks and taxonomies that have emerged, the industry still lacks a gold standard for ESG investing, leaving investors to make do as social and regulatory pressures mount.
Global asset owners and fund managers are going to invest more into the world's second-largest economy. They need to decide how best to do so while living up to ESG principles.
The pandemic is set to reduce globalisation, explode debt burdens and cut traditional returns. Investors need to adapt, but opportunities will emerge amid as the pandemic subsides.
The spread of the coronavirus underlines both the extent of Beijing's control in China, but also the vulnerabilities this can cause. Overseas investors need to take stock.
Institutional investors in the US and China had better hope that rumblings from politicians around Donald Trump targeting investments in Chinese companies don't become a reality.
Investors should prepare their investment portfolios as soon as possible for the possibility of a full-blown and lingering trade war between the US and China.
China's apparent pressure on Hong Kong to expel a senior journalist offers a worrying sign about the city's eroding independence, which could have far-reaching financial consequences.
The territory desires to be at the centre of green financing, but shows scant care for the causes of climate change.
The scandal surrounding Australia’s financial services company AMP and poor satisfaction levels suggest robo-advisers may have a big opportunity.
The region’s pension funds are accumulating assets fast, but struggling to make returns. They should allocate more towards smaller companies.
Asia's asset owners are only slowly engaging with environmental, social and governance topics. They need to accelerate doing so to help the world avoid climate calamity.