ASEAN is big … and getting bigger in portfolios?
We share the key themes that are driving equity investment opportunities in ASEAN.
Consumers are increasingly opting for more sustainable choices in their daily lives, from reusable shopping bags to plant-based meat substitutes1.
Companies are factoring sustainability into their long-term investment plans, such as incorporating goals to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and reduce waste. And governments around the world are making policy decisions to support and encourage the transition to a low-carbon economy.
From consumers to policymakers, many economic actors are backing sustainability, and this is creating a powerful portfolio opportunity.2
Why E, S and G matter in investing3?
ESG considerations are affecting consumer preferences and public attitudes. When making investment decisions, ESG factors are playing an increasingly crucial role.
How can investors capitalise on this trend? We share a few essential reasons that can help investors understand the growing importance of ESG investments in portfolios.
Interested but not fully reflected in investment decisions
1. ESG creates significant opportunities for those at the forefront of change
Increased capital flows into the energy transition
Incorporating ESG criteria into investing is as much about doing well as it is about doing good. Through sustainable solutions, investors can allocate their investments to asset classes, companies and regions that are taking positive steps to addressing these global issues.