This is the first of two articles from GreenMoney's International ESG/SRI Investing issue featuring short profiles on a number of the International SRI Mutual Funds, which invest in companies outside the United States. The information below comes from each Fund and is subject to change. We have included their website links for you to look up the latest information including Company Holdings, Country Allocations and Financial Performance.
Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia
In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.
Some of the biggest utility companies and most innovative start-up companies in the world gathered in Hong Kong this summer to brainstorm ideas for new digital technologies for the power industry with the potential to deliver smarter, cleaner energy.
GRI appoints regional head and publishes new reporting resource
September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In a strategic move to best meet the diverse needs of companies and stakeholders in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, GRI’s regional base has relocated from Beijing to Hong Kong.
Headed by Verna Lin, an experienced sustainability and investment management professional, the move of GRI’s Greater China Regional Hub comes as both the China Securities Regulatory Commission and Hong Kong Stock Exchange progress plans for environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements by listed companies.
Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and advanced cities in the world. It crackles day and night with energy and ambition – and it is hard to remember that just a generation ago, something as simple as a basic electricity supply had the power to transform lives.
As recently as in the 1960s, the late Lord Lawrence Kadoorie would go to switching-on ceremonies in remote parts of the New Territories and hand out kettles and other appliances to villagers through which they got to enjoy the wonder of electricity in their homes for the very first time.
The global business environment is changing rapidly and no company can afford to stand still. CLP understands the need to transform and innovate and in the past two years has significantly stepped up its efforts to be an innovative and progressive energy provider.
The CLP Group has shared in its new Sustainability Report how it embraces the opportunities inherent within the digital revolution, and continually refreshes its operations, products, and services to capture the latest in innovation, efficiency, and customer convenience.
Investing in innovation
With the ambition of becoming a “Utility of the Future”, CLP is investing in a future-focused energy ecosystem. This involves:
Pioneering entrepreneurs from leading global innovation hubs are using their digital savvy expertise to accelerate the transformation of the power industry. After disrupting sectors such as retail, marketing, and transport, start-up companies are now working increasingly closely with electricity utility companies including CLP to change the world of energy.