An article published on July 5, 2015 in the Financial Times posits that environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges in Asia present opportunities for investors. According to the article, “(i)nvestors are increasingly recognising that ESG issues present material risks to their investments, and nowhere is this truer than in Asia.
Gavin Smith, director of Dragon Capital’s Clean Development fund, which focuses mainly on Vietnam, says: ‘There is little doubt that Asia faces a wide range of environmental and social challenges. Access to clean drinking water, the availability of water waste treatment and heavy air pollution are just three systemic problems affecting large parts of the continent.
While these challenges are vast, opportunities are already emerging to invest in companies, technologies and systems that are being developed to tackle these issues through commercial solutions.’”
Registered users may read the article on the Financial Times internet site.