BlackRock creates co-heads of sustainable investing in Asia Pacific; UOB names first chief sustainability officer; MUFG appoints first Asia Pacific ESG finance head; and Amundi confirms first sustainability officer in Asia.
MAS names new senior executives; Deloitte survey finds growing credit and climate risk concerns; Crédit Agricole CIB pioneers green interest rate swap in Singapore; Manulife hires China asset and wealth management head; and ASEAN Capital Markets Forum reveals new 5-year action plan.
Maturing Asian bond markets fuel issuance; FactSet creates new way to assess sustainability compliance; Subdued outlook for covered bonds in new markets; and Linklaters names new global capital markets head.
Asian central banks face balancing act; outsourced investment office hires global ESG head; Herbert Smith Freehills reveals new ESG leadership; and Davis Polk bolsters capital markets practice in China.
A roundtable hosted by ANZ and FinanceAsia highlighted emerging opportunities in an ever-wider variety of energy infrastructure projects across the region, led by an increasing focus on renewables amid the mantra of sustainability.