Nearly two-thirds (63%) of investors globally prefer to use active funds to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into their portfolios, with equities (80%) over bonds (58%) being the most popular asset classes to gain ESG exposure, according to a new study. ESG adoption is now widespread, with the proportion of ESG users jumping to 89%, from 84% in 2021, Capital Group says in its ESG Global Study 2022. Asia-Pacific (APAC) saw the largest increase in ESG users of any region (to 88% from 81% in 2021).
18 May 2022
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2 May 2022
Creative thinking: key to sustainable financing
By constantly evolving our thoughts and ideas on sustainable investing, Fidelity could deliver better outcomes that can benefit investors, society, and the planet alike. Read what our investment leadership has to say about sustainable innovation.
4 Apr 2022
Industrial Bank (Hong Kong) on May 11 priced a US$650 million green bond offering, with the use of proceeds intended to be aligned with the Common Ground Taxonomy (CGT).
14 May 2022
Born during the darkest days of the 20th century, the Bretton Woods system created a powerful vehicle for mobilizing finance on a global scale. But, rather than leveraging the system to help poor countries recover from the pandemic and meet broader development goals, the rich world continues to court danger by playing it safe
13 May 2022
Singaporean lender United Overseas Bank (UOB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Housing Finance Corporation (KHFC) to collaborate on investment banking, environmental, social and governance (ESG) financing and treasury services. The Korean state-owned financial company aims to expand its footprint in Southeast Asia.
12 May 2022
Futu Securities International (Hong Kong), a tech-driven online brokerage and wealth management platform, has partnered with BNY Mellon Investment Management to launch a responsible investing model portfolio.
10 May 2022
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is providing its first loan to a non-bank financial institution (NBFI) in the Philippines, which will help women-owned small and medium enterprises (WSMEs) that have been severely affected by Covid-19.
6 May 2022
In 2021, total spending for energy transition attracted a record US$755 billion of investment, according to a report by BloombergNEF (BNEF), a research provider. Investment surged by 27%, the report notes, driven by electric transport. “However, spending must ramp up significantly to reach net-zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century,” it says. BNEF estimates that US$2.1 trillion of investment is needed in the energy transition from 2022 to 2025.
2 May 2022
The Philippines’ largest lender BDO Unibank is issuing the country’s first blue bond to help tackle marine pollution and preserve clean water resources, while supporting the Philippines’ climate goals. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is subscribing up to US$100 million to the blue bond, which is aimed at increasing access to financing for blue projects.
29 Apr 2022