Top 1000 Funds: The big question for the big institutional investors is whether Asia, considered the growth engine for the world, can catch up with the ESG movement that is sweeping throughout developed economies.
Institutional Asset Managers: The HKSAR Government is joining the US State Treasurers of California, New Mexico and Rhode Island, the Cities of Asheville and San Francisco, King County, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Government of Mexico City, Australian pension fund LGS, South Africa’s FedGroup and Luxembourg Green Exchange in the list of issuer and supporter signatories.
Top 1000 Funds: In 2013, Nicholas Benes persuaded key legislators that in order for Japan’s (then-proposed) “Stewardship Code” to have a positive impact, Japan needed to also put in place a corporate governance code that would require detailed disclosure of governance practices at each company.
China Daily: Green bond issuances in Hong Kong have mushroomed in the past several years. Last year, the value of green bond issuances skyrocketed more than 2.3 times to reach US$11 billion, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
Citywire: At the end of 2018, the Asia Pacific ex-Japan market had only 22 ESG ETFs and ETPs, data from consulting firm ETFGI showed. The assets under management for these products, however, hit $686 million by end-December, jumping 43% year-on-year.
IPE: Green finance has become central to China’s attempts to green its economy and to clean up its heavily-degraded environment – for both public health and economic reasons. It is also looking to green finance to build its Belt-and-Road projects...
EconomicTimes: Amid the spate of corporate governance issues cropping up with rising frequency, Indian markets will see two entities launch the earliest funds based on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) investing...