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On the 22 June the City of London, under the banner of the UK-China Green Finance Centre, launched a new report: ‘Resilience: Lessons to scale Responsible Investing’.
ESG investment strategies continue to gain traction and have proven resilient – outperforming other strategies during the economic downturn. As the world seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are renewed opportunities for institutional investors to evaluate their approach to responsible investing.
Collectively, investors must double down on proactive and positive efforts to allocate capital – actively financing green in parallel with the ongoing greening of finance.
Investors want to focus on real solutions and real actions. Written by pension/investment advisory firm Mercer, the report is informed by interviews with leading UK and Chinese asset owners and managers, and focuses on answering three questions:
1. What does best practice responsible investing look like for asset owners and asset managers?
2. How do investors allocate to sustainable strategies, and where are the gaps?
3. How can the UK and China collaborate to shift the global agenda?
Watch a recording of the launch webinar – below – to hear a panel of UK and China practitioners discuss the state of the market and lessons to scale sustainable asset allocations:
The report and launch are supported by the UK Government’s Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (PACT) programme.