Rules-based strategies are important, but human touch is pivotal as ETFs become more active.
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.
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.
Australian companies may face greater scrutiny on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, given the high level of investor focus.
How can asset managers make sense of the current market landscape to more effectively incorporate ESG information into their investment strategies?
Institutional investors are increasingly making decisions based on non-financial performance.
Sustainable investing is moving to broader investment analysis from the confines of speciality funds.
Global efforts to cut carbon, underscored by the Paris climate agreement, may slow during the Trump era, but are unlikely to be derailed.
China's electric vehicle owners could pay three times as much to use public charging stations as they would to charge up at home.
The notion that solar can provide basic energy in areas beyond the reach of the central grid has been around for decades.