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Sustainability investing takes off in South-east Asia

Solar panels on the roof of a Bangkok mall; 96 per cent of investors in South-east Asia have increasingly incorporated environmental and social criteria into their investment decisions.

PRIVATE equity and venture investors in South-east Asia are betting on something new - sustainability. Bain research shows a significant increase in capital flowing to companies that contribute to environmental and social progress.

Just 10 years ago, most large investors in South-east...