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Sustainable investing in Asia is taking off in a big way. As an astute investor, are you ready to create a positive impact on the world with your investments?

What is sustainable investing?

Sustainable investing is the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments. The increased focus on ESG issues by regulators and companies are driving Asia’s economic and social development. You too can play a part, while capturing opportunities from these developments.

Social

Social

The relationship between a company and its employees, suppliers and communities.

 

What are the important social issues to manage?

  • Human capital
  • Labour standards
  • Product liability
  • Gender and diversity
  • Privacy and data security
  • Stakeholder opposition

Social

Governance

The systems a company has put in place to ensure sustainable corporate practices.

 

Are the interests of all stakeholders taken care of?

  • Board composition
  • Executive compensation
  • Accounting practices
  • Corruption
  • Business ethics and fraud

 

 

 

Social

Social

The relationship between a company and its employees, suppliers and communities.


 

What are the important social issues to manage?

  • Human capital
  • Labour standards
  • Product liability
  • Gender and diversity
  • Privacy and data security
  • Stakeholder opposition

 

 

 

Social

Governance

The systems a company has put in place to ensure sustainable corporate practices.


 

Are the interests of all stakeholders taken care of?

  • Board composition
  • Executive compensation
  • Accounting practices
  • Corruption
  • Business ethics and fraud

Sources: Manulife Investment Management, MSCI ESG Investing and MSCI ESG Research. Selective ESG issues for illustrative purposes only, this is not a full list.

 

Why sustainable investing in Asia?

Home to 60% of the world’s population1, Asia is responsible for half of global carbon emissions2. With the growing pressure on Asia to tackle pressing environmental challenges and recover from the pandemic with targeted social and other sustainability measures, it’s time to capture the exciting investment opportunities ahead.

Three rising themes in Asia to look out for

Environmental

How sustainable investment will not only have positive impact to the environment but on economy too?

Social

Why investing in human capital is critical?

Governance

How does an exemplary company of good governance stand out?

Environmental

How sustainable investment will not only have positive impact to the environment but on economy too?

Social

Why investing in human capital is critical?

Governance

How does an exemplary company of good governance stand out?

Recognition for our sustainable investing capabilities

Received an A+ from UN PRI for ESG strategy and governance, and integration in listed equity and fixed income SSA (sovereign, supranational, and agency debt)*

Environmental

A+

Received an A+ from UN PRI for ESG strategy and governance, and integration in listed equity and fixed income SSA (sovereign, supranational, and agency debt)*

Environmental

Named to PRI Leaders’ Group 2020 for excellence in climate reporting**
 


Environmental

PRI Leader's Group 2020

Named to PRI Leaders’ Group 2020 for excellence in climate reporting**
 


Environmental

Savvy Investor Awards 2020 for The Best Emerging Markets Paper (Highly Commended): “ESG investing in Asia - an invisible evolution”

 

 

 

 

 

Savvy Investor Awards 2020

Savvy Investor Awards 2020 for The Best Emerging Markets Paper (Highly Commended): “ESG investing in Asia - an invisible evolution”

 

 

 

 

 


Learn more:

ESG investing in Asia        5 benefits of ESG investing        Manulife Global Aqua Fund

 

1HYDE Database 2016 & UN World Population Prospects 2019.
2BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019.
*Based on 2020 PRI report. For more information on PRI’s methodology and for Manulife IM's full PRI assessment and transparency report please see: 
https://www.manulifeim.com/institutional/global/en/sri-report.
**Most recent PRI Leaders’ Group. PRI has announced that the 
2021 PRI Leaders’ Group on Stewardship has been postponed.

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