Investors in Asia are the least convinced globally about the link between alpha generation and incorporating ESG metrics in an investment approach, according to a survey by RBC Global Asset Management.
Nearly half of all investors globally recognise sustainable investing metrics as a driver of long-term financial returns, but Asia lags, according to a new survey by HSBC.
Adoption of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations by Asian institutional investors is likely to follow a different path than in Europe or the US, said Nathan Fabian, director of policy and research at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Kelsey Biggers, head of investment risk at Franklin Templeton, said interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is set to grow despite no hard evidence on how it influences performance.
Companies with a sound corporate governance culture have significantly outperformed their poorly governed competitors since the beginning of 2009, according to fresh research by Hermes Investment Management.