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Responsible Investment

Capital markets are one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against climate change – and one of the most overlooked. We have to do more to harness that power.

Michael Bloomberg

We work with industry associations, regulators, stock exchanges and investors in Asia to support ESG risk analysis and opportunity identification. We also collaborate with our European offices to build on the momentum of their work; for example, their current engagement with the 100 largest asset owners in Europe to align equity portfolios with the Paris Agreement. Through this work we harness the power of shareholders to engage with portfolio companies and address material ESG risks, to enhance the resilience of these businesses.

Engagement with Regulators

We share insights on ESG issues to support regulators as they develop financial sector guidelines for asset owners, asset (or fund) managers and listed companies, such as stock exchange listing rules, corporate governance codes, and stewardship codes.

Capacity Building

We have trained over 300 investors on best practices for integrating ESG into their business strategies.

Elevating the Influence of FIs

By supporting bilateral and collective engagements with investee companies, we aim to elevate investors’ influence on corporate behaviour and empower them to be better stewards of their clients’ assets.

Thought Leadership

We have published numerous reports and guides on integrating ESG into finance sector activities. In April 2016 we published the first-ever review of public data on soft commodities, water and packaging from 26 listed companies in nine Asian countries, “Asian Fast Moving Consumer Goods – A Sustainability Guide for Financiers and Companies”.