Investing for Good Asia
The COVID-19 crisis, which has hit vulnerable sections of society the hardest, has amplified the importance of sustainable and impact investing in any post-pandemic future. With the disastrous effects of climate change and a deteriorating environment already being felt around the world, channelling private capital to positive social and environmental initiatives has become even more vital. In Asia, the pandemic may have changed attitudes positively towards recognising and harnessing the power of impact and sustainable investing. Will this enhanced attention provide more investment opportunities with a positive environmental, social and governance impact? What needs to occur for impact and sustainable investing to become mainstream in Asia?
Net-Zero ESG Investment
Europe’s “Green Deal” to move to a net-zero carbon future includes programmes that garner government support for ESG investing and ensure a measurable impact from global asset managers. A coalition of the latter has brought ESG investing into the mainstream. How is this plan playing out in Asia?
Impact Investing in Asia
The pandemic has focused greater attention on investment opportunities that place sustainability at their core. But will impact investing become the norm in Asia? Does it have the power to make the region’s economies truly sustainable? What are the toughest challenges it faces?
Harnessing Technology for Good
Technology’s vital role in day-to-day life has been underlined during the pandemic. How can new technologies be harnessed to benefit society, the economy and the environment? How can investors in technology companies ensure that the latter are making a positive impact in these areas?
World-class business leaders and speakers
The implications and importance of impact investing, and the way ahead for Asia
With policy-makers, thought leaders, climate experts and impact investors to exchange ideas on sustainability, green policies and technology for good
What needs to be done for impact and sustainable investing to become mainstream in Asia
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