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      Japan Becomes First G-7 Nation to Factor ESG Into Investments

      2021-10-07

      BNN Bloomberg: Japan will introduce environmental, social and governance considerations for foreign reserves held by the finance ministry, reflecting a need to seriously tackle climate change in order to achieve the country’s 2050 carbon neutral goal.

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      Carbon Offsets Are Next Big Bet for $3.2 Billion Tribeca Fund

      2021-09-01

      BNN Bloomberg: One hedge fund in Asia is betting big on the growing interest in carbon offsets to protect forests, as industries and policy makers start to make efforts to cut emissions.

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      Public Companies in Asia Make Strides in Sustainability and Governance, but Challenges Persist

      2021-08-31

      Institutional Investor: The Asia-Pacific region’s notoriously low ratings on investment research firm MSCI’s environmental, social, and corporate governance scale are beginning to trend upward. 

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      Chinese Investors Mock Asset Managers and Offer Advice On Stock Picks for Cautious Approach to Renewables Sector

      2021-08-10

      South China Morning Post: China’s green-economy sector, the new darling of stock investors, has become a flashpoint between asset managers and fund holders.

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      HSBC Launches ESG-themed Structured Note for Private Banking Clients in Asia

      2021-08-09

      Hubbis: HSBC has rolled out a new ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance)-themed structured note in Asia, further enriching its broad suite of wealth products with more specific investment themes within the ESG universe.

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      Ex-BNP Paribas Banker Targets $1 Billion for Japanese ESG Fund

      2021-07-14

      BNN Bloomberg: Kyoya Okazawa, a former Asia executive at BNP Paribas SA, aims to raise $1 billion for a new ESG fund backing Japanese startups in sectors ranging from paint to grass-fed beef.

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      Beware of ‘ESG Bubble,’ Says Ex-Chair of World’s Biggest Pension

      2021-06-28

      BNN Bloomberg: The former head of the board of governors at the world’s largest pension fund said he sees signs of a “bubble” in environmental, social and governance investing, and said the Japanese fund needs to consider how much ESG assets contribute to returns.

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      First Japanese ESG-focused Investment Fund Launched

      2021-06-09

      ICLG: As environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations gain traction globally, a group of Japanese investors have launched its first ESG-focused global venture capital fund.

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      Asia's ESG Bond Issuances Hit Record $69 Bln This Year, No Let-up Seen

      2021-06-07

      Financial Post: Asia-Pacific borrowers more than doubled issuance of bonds tied to environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes to a record $69 billion this year, data showed, as they sought to burnish their sustainability credentials and tap red-hot investor demand.

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      Citadel Securities, KKR Bosses Back Asian American Foundation

      2021-05-13

      BNN Bloomberg: Executives from Citadel Securities LLC and KKR & Co. are throwing their weight behind a new group that aims to combat anti-Asian hate after a surge in violent attacks.

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