Survey shows Asia-Pacific investors ramping up on ESG

ESG-linked investments play only a minority role in Asia-Pacific institutional portfolios but that looks set to change in the next two years, a comprehensive new study shows.
ESG standards are increasingly important for Asian investments
ESG standards are increasingly important for Asian investments

Only a minority of institutional investors in the Asia-Pacific have so far parked money in funds that incorporate environmental, social and governance ESG principles, but things are changing fast, a comprehensive new study shows.

According to a global survey by BNP Paribas released on Tuesday, most of them plan to substantially boost their ESG allocations over the next few years.

“We’ve come from a low base in ESG in Asia Pacific but nevertheless the commitment is there,” said Madhu Gayer, investment analytics and sustainability manager of BNP Paribas Securities Services.

Currently, only 20% of institutional investors in the Asia-Pacific region have a majority of...

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