It is the first time the China pension fund has sought to hire external managers for overseas mandates since 2015. The mandates include its first mandate for responsible investing.
Our annual survey of Asia's largest asset allocators shows that despite perceptions to the contrary, ESG has become more of a factor in the thinking long-term institutional investors.
Polaris will introduce the first environmental, social and governance fund for retail investors in Taiwan; it will invest in emerging markets.
Corporate governance is attracting greater attention in Asia, but it may take longer for investors to focus on environmental and social factors, says Amanda McCluskey of First State Investments.
It's not necessarily true that responsible investing harms equity performance, says a new report from investment consultancy Mercer.