ESG initiatives on the rise in Asia

, ESG initiatives on the rise in Asia

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments.

45% of the respondents from India, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam who are willing to invest are interested in Environmental, Social, and Governance, according to a survey conducted by Robocash Group. However, ESG factors have yet a long way to go to reach massive buy-in from the retail investor community.

Until recently, the popularization of the ESG agenda was inconsistent, with the major centers being Western Europe, America and Australia. Since 2020, the ESG-related activity in Asia has grown significantly. This assessment is backed by the Robocash Group survey, conducted among Internet users in Asia interested in investment. 45% noted that ESG could become a significant factor affecting their investment decisions in the near future. 34% agreed that ESG is on the rise in Asia, with promising prospects for further development.

Clearly, ESG has yet a long way to go to reach mass acceptance among the retail investment community.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments. Environmental criteria consider how a company performs as a steward of nature. Social criteria examine how it manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where it operates. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights.

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