Performance versus principals: Purview's Zhang on `secret sauce' ESG ETFs

Rules-based strategies are important, but human touch is pivotal as ETFs become more active.

Sustainable Investing

Global sustainable investments grow 25% to $23 trillion

Global socially responsible investments grew by a quarter to $23 trillion over the last two years, with particularly strong gains in China, Japan and Australia and New Zealand.

Sustainable Investing

Asia trails rest of world in putting women on company boards

Studies show more diverse boards are generally associated with making better decisions and profits. Gender diversity in Asian boardrooms is among the lowest in the world and while there was some improvement last year, the pace of change is slow.

Sustainable Investing

Australian investors push reluctant companies on ESG

Australian companies may face greater scrutiny on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, given the high level of investor focus.

Research and Analysis
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The growing role of ESG investing in portfolio management

How can asset managers make sense of the current market landscape to more effectively incorporate ESG information into their investment strategies?

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Investors seeking consistent ESG disclosure, research finds

Institutional investors are increasingly making decisions based on non-financial performance.

Investor Relations

Sustainable investing grows on asset owner demand

Sustainable investing is moving to broader investment analysis from the confines of speciality funds.

Research and Analysis

Investors don't have the luxury to ignore CO2

Global efforts to cut carbon, underscored by the Paris climate agreement, may slow during the Trump era, but are unlikely to be derailed.

Research and Analysis

China electric vehicles pay triple for public charging

China's electric vehicle owners could pay three times as much to use public charging stations as they would to charge up at home.

Research and Analysis

Private equity deals signal profits in off-grid solar

The notion that solar can provide basic energy in areas beyond the reach of the central grid has been around for decades.

Private Equity