Asia excluding Japan has lagged behind Europe and the US in sustainability investment, though governments like China are increasingly promoting sustainability, such as investing more in solar farms. Photo: Xinhua

Why is Asia lukewarm to sustainable investing?

Just US$52 billion of funds have been managed with ‘responsible’ investment strategies in Asia excluding Japan, less than 1 per cent of those in Europe and the US, according to a recent report

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Asia excluding Japan has lagged behind Europe and the US in sustainability investment, though governments like China are increasingly promoting sustainability, such as investing more in solar farms. Photo: Xinhua
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Eric Ng

Eric Ng

Eric joined the SCMP in 1998 after brief stints in a trading company and translation and editing roles at Dow Jones and Edinburgh Financial Publishing. He has close to 20 years of experience covering China's energy, mining and industrial materials sectors, and has recently added biotechnology to his coverage. Eric has a Masters of Business Administration degree.