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ESG Investing in Asia

Financing a sustainable future in Asia

It is estimated that meeting the targets set by the Paris Agreement and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will require approximately $7 trillion per year, much of which will need to be mobilized from private finance. 

At the same time, the growing prevalence of financial crime, with more than 72% of companies globally falling victim in the past 12 months, is working against these efforts.

Financial and Environmental, Social and Governance data that can help companies and investors to make better and more intelligent and informed decisions, will play a critical role in achieving the goals of the sustainability agenda.

This new report focuses on environmental impacts and looks at how companies in Asia are measuring up on environmental performance metrics.

  • 62
    average environment score for AsiaPac companies
  • 69%
    of Asian companies with emission reduction policies
  • 62%
    Asian companies with water efficiency policies
  • 60%
    Asian companies with supply chain policies
With Asia set to lead global economic growth in the coming decade, the region’s companies and business leaders will play a prominent role in the sustainable development agenda. As many of the world’s most pressing environmental and social concerns, such as climate change and social inequality, reach critical junctures, it is important that companies take their responsibilities seriously.
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Key content

Accurate ESG data

The report is built on Refinitiv’s ESG data which are rigorously quality controlled and cover 70% of global market cap.

Environmental metrics

Refinitiv covers over 400 ESG metrics, 24 of which are used to create our Diversity & Inclusion Ratings. The report draws on D&I metrics to highlight areas of improvement and concern.

Global coverage

The report looks at diversity and inclusion metrics across the globe, covering all regions.