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Environmental, social and governance principles gain traction in Asia-Pacific

ESG metrics prioritised in the region vary from those in the US and Europe. In the Asia-Pacific, the key metrics are ESG policy, people diversity and health and safety events.

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In Hong Kong (left) last September, the Securities and Futures Commission or SFC announced its strategic framework to contribute to the development of green finance.

GLOBAL support for sustainable investing is growing rapidly and the number of regulations encouraging environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles are multiplying. While Europe now has the strictest ESG regulations in place, Asia is home to a growing movement to formalise ESG policies...

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