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Julia Leung, deputy CEO of the Hong Kong SFC
Julia Leung, the Hong Kong financial body's deputy chief exec, says asset managers in Asia tend to focus more on governance than environmental concerns.
Australia’s calamitous bushfires should act as a rallying cry for a mission-oriented approach to tackling climate change.
Mainstream recognition of these practices ended up highlighting the difficulties the industry faces in measuring and adhering to them.
The industry needs to take pole position and have zero tolerance for slip-ups if it doesn’t want to end up as a rule-taker.
Ratings and evaluations are being used to help managers raise money and land favourable loan terms. But the systems used to measure ESG have failings that cannot be ignored.
Daniele Gatti, CFO at Ambienta, shares his insight on ESG reporting at a firm focused on positive environmental impact.
OPIC’s David Bohigian explains how Blue Dot Network, a multilateral initiative backed by the US, Australia and Japan, will establish best practices that will serve ‘as a seal of approval on project excellence’.
Only 40% of the debt issued during Q3 of this year met international criteria on green finance.
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