Asian investors warming to ESG principles, says Tokio Marine

Author: Investments & Pensions Europe, Published on: 24 January 2011

Investing according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria is on the rise in Japan and the rest of Asia, but remains a niche area for now....The call by Japanese unions on members to adopt ESG criteria, the set-up of an ESG committee by the Ministry of Environment and the disclosure of ESG data on Bloomberg have led to ESG becoming more and more popular in Japan...Since the revision of Chinese corporate law in 2006, more Chinese companies have started to release corporate social responsibility (CSR) information, while several Korean investors have signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and the Singapore Stock Exchange has introduced a voluntary code, which requires its listed companies to report on CSR...

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