As home to some of the world's fastest-growing developing economies, the investor community in Asia is playing catch up in the journey of ESG integration and sustainable investing.
In a year marked by global economic volatility, geopolitical tensions and escalating energy prices, what does the performance of sustainable investment benchmarks tell us about the returns of ESG investments and the long term opportunities in the Asia Pacific region for sustainable capital allocation? Can Asia present key investment opportunities to redirect capital towards achieving global sustainability and climate change goals?
Points for discussion:
What sustainable investment tools can investors, globally and in Asia, leverage to address ESG and climate-related issues across asset classes?
What were the opportunities and challenges of sustainable investing in a year of market turbulence and volatility?
What are the key sustainability issues that are unique to Asian markets and what can the investor and corporate community do to tackle these issues?
What role, in light of the developments at COP27, does green investment play to close the climate finance gaps and to bring the world back on track with a 1.5°C scenario?