Responsible investment (RI) is increasingly becoming an important focus within the investment industry. Companies from Europe and the United States are leading the way in incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their investment and mergers and acquisitions decisions.
In China, a surge of interest in RI driven by government and social pressures are fuelling the need for investors to embed ESG factors in their investment processes. The increasing pressure of regulatory changes is driving a greater need for transparency and disclosure. In response, private equity (PE) funds would need to address their stakeholders’ increasing expectations in regards to reporting requirements.
We provide a full range of RI services to our private equity clients and their investee companies. Leveraging on our proprietary ESG toolkit developed specifically for PE funds in Asia, we support the investment and operations teams in identifying and managing ESG-related risks and opportunities throughout the investment lifecycle.
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How private equity can stay ahead of escalating ESG demands in Mainland China and Hong Kong
Over the past 12 months, we have seen a significant increase in the number of Chinese signatories to the United Nations-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) in Mainland China and Hong Kong. This is a strong indicator of the increasing attention the industry is paying to responsible investment and the integration of ESG factors into investment management. Explore the ESG trends in Mainland China and Hong Kong, and more importantly how private equity can stay ahead of escalating ESG demands.