ESG in Asia-Pacific

No region will play a more important role in determining the Earth’s future than APAC. This vast and varied region is home to around 60 percent of the world’s population and accounts for more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions. In this special report, we look at how ESG has become a key priority for investors in APAC. Investors are engaging with companies on the phase-out of coal and the consideration of nature-related risks. Meanwhile, we examine the fast-evolving regulatory landscape – sustainable finance taxonomies are rapidly proliferating across APAC’s most important markets.

How taxonomies can boost the sustainable finance market

A flurry of regulatory activity has seen several new green taxonomies in Asia.

Four trends to watch in the APAC region

The region is grappling with the phase-out of coal-fired power generation, while regulators are tightening sustainable finance requirements.


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S&P to withdraw ESG ratings from India after regulatory review

The provider joins Sustainalytics in exiting the market, while MSCI stays.

Japanese FSA pledges measures to address late company filings

The regulator will also clarify recent legislative changes around shareholder engagements.
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Investor bodies call for reference to biodiversity framework in Australian taxonomy

Australian government also urged to add pollution to headline ambitions in responses to first consultation on sustainable finance roadmap.

Temasek reveals $32bn sustainability portfolio, links ESG to outperformance

The fund has introduced a due diligence framework on social and climate performance for potential investments.
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Aussie industry groups criticise legal immunity for corporate sustainability reporting

Proposed three-year safe harbour from private litigation 'not necessary', observers say.

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