ESG Dialogue Turning to Action
Pushed by institutional asset owners, more companies get on board, but lack of consistency hampers wider adoption
The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord notwithstanding, the ESG investing movement continues to gain steam as asset owners, money managers and other financial industry players seek to invest their assets with well-run companies that are working toward long-term sustainability. In this round table, Keith Dixson, head of international development at Candriam Investors Group, Stephen Harvey, chief operating officer at Institutional Shareholder Services and Vivek Tanneeru, portfolio manager at Matthews Asia, discuss the costs and challenges of building an ESG-compliant culture, the critical importance of engagement, the need for standardized reporting metrics, and where and how Asia leads the world in ESG.
Keith Dixson, Head of International Development, Candriam Investors Group Stephen Harvey, CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager, Matthews Asia