Asset owners in Asia have finally responded to the urgency of ESG adoption and are increasing their pace in including ESG in their investment processes. From exclusion to inclusion lists, investing in green bonds to building an ESG mandate and framework, investors are changing their investment behaviours to move toward ESG adoption.
Yet there are still challenges ahead. Universal ESG standards and reporting will likely never materialise, so asset owners must devise a clear strategy on how they will manage an ESG portfolio in the future. There also lacks sufficient ESG coverage in the region. Performance measurement adds to the problem as both managers and owners cannot fully replicate developed market models as information across different Asian countries is disparate and challenging.
Join us at this inaugural event where our guest asset owner and manager speakers will share their experiences in building their ESG framework. They will also discuss in depth how they include ESG considerations into different asset classes and how they are preparing themselves for a net-zero future.