The insurance giant's investment chief believes a $19 trillion funding gap in China’s energy transition could be covered by policy support, technology, innovation and reduced coal consumption.
The life insurer calls for more awareness of the funding gap to ensure emerging markets are not falling behind in the global push for ESG.
Japan's pension giant is pushing to improve domestic standards of corporate governance through hosting forums and beefing up its monitoring of ESG activities.
Signatory institutions to the UN's Principles for Responsible Investment – which includes almost none in Asia beyond Australia and Japan – must do more in this area, says a UN report.
The United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment initiative is increasing its activity in Asia, putting on events in Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam.
The firm hires six new specialists, including two in Asia-Pacific, to prepare for an expected increase in demand for consultants with expertise in this relatively new field.