Asian firms’ portfolios are exposed to greater risk from climate change and natural capital loss, according to the WWF.
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The country’s securities regulator aims to promote sustainable investment in Thailand.
The multi-family office has raised at least $50m for the new offering.
The first batch included 15 funds available for sale in Asia, with only four of them receiving a “Leader” rating.
Strongest AUM growth was seen in Japan, China, Taiwan and Korea.
Applicability to investment strategy continues to be a key barrier to integrating ESG factors for hedge funds.
The issues raised by global warming and environmental questions more broadly require new technologies and sources of energy. The solutions are tied to the gravity of the current pandemic in the sense that there are many calls for the stimulus measures taken to support the economy to be directed at sustainable solutions, to tackle climate change and other challenges such as pollution, water shortages, flooding and electrification.
The bank’s sustainable cross-asset portfolio has gathered $1bn in assets from Asia-Pacific clients, according to a spokeswoman for the firm.