As the climate emergency escalates, this relatively new ground of nature-based solutions is rapidly attracting the interest of family offices and institutional investors.
Leaders from major Canadian, Malaysian, and Indian pension funds discussed their strategic approaches and challenges towards ESG commitments in a rapidly evolving landscape of sustainable investments.
The Temasek unit believes nature-based solutions are a critical lever in becoming carbon-neutral and focuses on companies and projects that are looking to scale up globally.
Pension funds have been actively considering sovereign green bonds issued by the Indian government, according to the CEO of India's HDFC Pension Management Company.
Singapore's growing emphasis on carbon credits, transition finance and blended finance holds great appeal for one of the world's biggest environment-focused asset owners.
As the fund prepares to appoint a new chief executive, it passes the 20 year milestone with a strong year for the strategic tliting team.
Tackling global warming was high on the agenda at a UN-affiliated summit in Tokyo, where global asset owners and investors gathered to discuss responsible investing.
Nippon Life, Japan's largest life insurer, says institutional investors need to step up responsibility beyond ESG risk management, as capital market operations evolve.
ESG is under the investment scanner for both good and bad reasons right now. While some institutions continue to bet on ESG investing, there is growing pushback against the concept from other quarters. Can ESG survive or does it need a rebrand?
As the sought-after market for green bonds starts to hit a supply ceiling, asset owner involvement will be key to creating new stock.
The investment arm of MTR Corporation makes direct investments in early-to-growth stage companies, has wholly-owned subsidiaries and incubates startups as well.
Indonesia's latest co-investment aims to capitalise on global hyperscalers hoping to tap into a booming local consumer market. There is also scope to cater to excess demand from Singapore.