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Asset management leaning more to ESG

Companies with the worst environmental, social and governance practices get excluded from portfolios.

COOL TREND: Rising adoption of ESG standards plays into Asian investors' penchant for investments with social impact.

INVESTING along ESG (environmental, social and governance) principles - particularly in relation to climate change issues - is fast becoming mainstream, thanks to the efforts of a number of large asset management companies. BNP Paribas Investment Partners, for instance, has taken steps to align...