Hamish Chamberlayne, head of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) and portfolio manager, discusses the key trends guiding his investment decisions and major themes his team is watching out for.
Hong Kong's proposal for a green bank anticipates that government support will hasten the participation of asset managers and investors, including insurers and pension funds
A few institutions in the southern hemisphere are leading the way when it comes to managing climate change risk in their portfolios.
New Zealand Super faces obstacles to implementing a climate-focused investment policy. The former head of Swedish state pension AP4 explains how it addressed such issues.
Japan's pension giant is pushing to improve domestic standards of corporate governance through hosting forums and beefing up its monitoring of ESG activities.
The Canadian asset manager has poached Emily Chew from index provider MSCI for the global role in Hong Kong, amid rising asset owner interest in sustainable investing.
The concept of incorporating environmental, social and governance principles into investment strategies is gradually gaining traction among Asia's larger institutions.
In the latest issue of AsianInvestor magazine, we assess how regional institutions are addressing the global ESG trend and what they need to do. We also have a special report on how insurance companies across the region are adapting to yield compression.
The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance pits the performance of socially responsible funds against sharia-compliant peers and unearths some interesting findings.
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.
Hesta Industry Super Fund won an Institutional Excellence Award having shown its commitment to socially responsible investing and how this can lead to long-term, sustainable performance.
Private equity firms in the region are being forced to adopt higher ESG standards because of the need to attract European capital commitments, reveals an industry association.