China’s Impact Investment? That’s Mainly a Project for Foreign Investors

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

By Richard Beales

Polluted Beijing is an apt place to consider how international asset managers can incorporate concerns about the environment into their investment choices.

But China’s domestic share owners simply expect returns. Meanwhile, reliable information on environmental, social and governance, or E.S.G., factors is scarce, investors and companies talk past each other and there are plenty of other issues to worry about.

There’s hope, nonetheless, according to panelists at the Asian Corporate Governance Association’s E.S.G.-focused annual conference in Beijing this week: Some local companies and investment firms see the point.

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Source: New York Times (link opens in a new window)

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