BT Money Hacks Podcast: Trends for Asia's ESG investing outlook in 2021 and beyond

BT Money Hacks Ep 92: Trends for Asia’s ESG investing outlook in 2021 and beyond

12:12 min

Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

This week’s episode looks at Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) – a growing area of interest for retail investors especially in Asia – and the outlook for ESG investing in 2021 and beyond. It is brought to you by Fidelity International: https://www.fidelity.com.sg/

BT’s digital editor Chris Lim hosts Victoria Mio, director for Asian equities at Fidelity International, who explains the following:

Fidelity’s annual global Analyst Survey 2021 shows how Asia (including China) is not far behind the West when it comes to sustainability awareness (1:00)

Net-zero carbon emissions: What it means for investors and what factors and values in companies they should look for (3:26)

More carbon neutrality progress in utilities and telecom sector companies than within energy sector (6:12)

Percentage estimates of companies that will achieve carbon neutrality in coming decades (7:20)

How sustainable investors have a role to play in forcing positive change in companies (8:03)

Will there be more emphasis on social issues versus the ‘E’ and ‘G’ in ESG? (9:10)

Find out more about:

Fidelity International: https://www.fidelity.com.sg/news-and-insights/outlook

Download Fidelity International Analyst Survey 2021 report: https://www.fidelity.com.sg/static/singapore/pdf/article/analyst-survey-2021/fidelity_analyst_survey_2021.pdf

Fidelity International Analyst Survey 2021 site: https://www.fidelity.com.sg/news-and-insights/analyst-survey-2021

Listen to Ep 89 – Key investment themes to act on in 2021: https://omny.fm/shows/money-hacks-1/2021s-outlook-and-key-investment-the…

Ep 90 – Investing in China’s market – the case for retail investors: https://omny.fm/shows/money-hacks-1/investing-in-chinas-market-the-case-…

Produced by: Chris Lim and Ernest Luis

Edited by: Adam Azlee

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