Tue Dec 1 HKT (about 1 year ago)
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Interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards is growing in the Asia-Pacific driven by institutional investors, private banks, family offices and asset owners on one side, and the corporates that are starting to find value supporting their long-term business case.
Although the extent of ESG adoption varies according to the stage of development and awareness in each market, the increasing awareness and integration of ESG principles are becoming a trend as both issuers and investors look to enhance their capabilities, providing thought leadership on ESG adoption and strengthening their commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Principles for Responsible Investing.
The manifestation of their commitment is reflected especially in the area of finance where issuers have stepped up their issuance of green bonds, arranging sustainability-linked loans and managing their supply chain with increased focus on addressing issues on sustainability. While dedicated ESG funds are only starting to become available in the Asia-Pacific, a number of mainstream funds have now integrated ESG standards in response to the demands from asset owners.
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