Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific

March 1, 2023: Vol. 15, Number 3

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From the Current Issue

Asia Pacific

ESG complete: The “S” and “G” in ESG are no longer optional

The “E” in environmental, social and governance, or ESG, gets the lion’s share of attention. Results can be measured and proven and targets struck. This has arguably led to the “S” and “G”, social and governance, being treated as backseat companions. Still, industry denizens know the “S” and “G” are also important, and whether for better or worse, investors, cities and governments are asking private enterprise to aspire to social goals and responsibilities.

Asia Pacific

ESG perspectives: The latest trends in addressing environmental, social and governance risks

In many ways, addressing climate risks, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks more broadly, has become a mainstream concern for investors. ESG investment is accelerating, pushing investor demand for enhanced ESG-related disclosure and data. The broad scale of COVID-19–related health and economic impacts has expanded ESG into a “Main Street” issue with significant reputation risk for companies, including the real asset investment industry.

Asia Pacific

Food for thought: What’s on investors’ minds these days?

Each year, we hold two Editorial Advisory Board meetings in the Americas region, one in the European region, and one in the Asia Pacific region. The objective, always, is to create a one-to-one relationship between the publication sponsors in attendance and the representatives from our targeted readership of investors and their consultants.

Asia Pacific

Interest rates, recession risk have investors on edge

Markets — and investors — have been reeling from a dizzying number of interest-rate hikes by central banks globally to tame inflation. In the United States, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on 1 February raised rates for the eighth time in less than a year. But while interest-rate hikes may be coming to a welcomed end in the United States fairly soon, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) should keep raising rates.

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