ESG in Asian Investment Management – Why the fuss? (October 2020)
ESG is making the headlines, one way or another, on a daily basis. Compared with Europe, Asia has generally experienced relatively low and inconsistent regulatory intervention on ESG issues leading to a misconception that ESG may be of little relevance for managers operating in Asia. Nevertheless, there are many practical and compelling reasons why Asia-based managers should ignore ESG at their peril.