In March 2020, three of the world’s largest public pension schemes called on asset managers and companies to support their efforts to integrate ESG factors into their investment strategies.
Collectively worth US$2 trillion, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System and the UK’s Universities Superannuation Scheme confirmed their commitment to sustainable investment, warning corporates and asset managers of the consequences of failing to support them. “We do not have the luxury of limiting our efforts to maximising investment returns merely over the next few years,” they said.
Asset owners face a monumental task. Overwhelmingly, they are actively looking to integrate ESG factors into their investment strategies, making difficult choices with limited resources. Each investment institution must take its own path, based on its particular position and priorities, against a backdrop of fast-evolving regulations, standards, investment options and analytics.
At ESG Investor, we aim to be the practical information hub for asset owners looking to invest successfully and sustainably for the long term. As best practice evolves, we will share the news, insights and data to guide asset owners on their individual journey to ESG integration, driving – as GPIF, CalSTRS, USS put it – “sustainable economic growth for our customers, beneficiaries and society”.
Chris Hall, Founding Editor
At ESG Investor, we aim to be the practical information hub for asset owners looking to invest successfully and sustainably for the long term. As best practice evolves, we will share the news, insights and data to guide asset owners on their individual journey to ESG integration.
Over 50 years of publishing experience across the team, including launching multiple award-winning titles across the global financial markets. Supported by a team of experienced reporters, feature writers and researchers.
ESG Investor Ltd. is backed by inAsia Media Pte Ltd, a leading publishing company with success building digital publications, events and research products.
Chris is founding editor of ESG Investor, and has edited and written for a wide range of financial markets titles globally, both as freelancer and in-house, over the past two decades.
Co-founder & Managing Director
Nick is co-founder of ESG Investor, and also setup Regulation Asia, the leading regulatory news service for Asia-Pacific. Until recently, Nick also helped Bambu, a leading Wealthtech, set up their European operations.
Emmy studied English Literature at the University of Birmingham and started working in business and financial journalism in 2018. She has previously written for Accountancy Age, Investment Week, OPTO and BusinessBecause.
Elena is Senior Reporter at ESG Investor. She has extensive experience covering ESG investments and was recently a senior reporter at Expert Investor, having also worked for Environmental Finance and Responsible Investor. As well as her native German, she speaks English, Japanese and Swedish.
Sales & Marketing
Beth has over 20 years of sales experience and has worked for some of the biggest names in financial services media - including Citywire, The Economist and the Financial Times. She is an enthusiast for ESG investing, prioritising funds within this category for her own investments.
Digital Marketing Executive
Robyn holds a degree in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Glasgow. She is currently studying for a Masters degree in Publishing at the University of the Arts London. Her interest in finance and passion for sustainability led her to join the ESG Investor marketing team.
Head of Research & Co-founder, Regulation Asia
Brad leads the Asia operations of Regulation Asia as co-founder. He oversees Research for both ESG Investor & Regulation Asia and looks at the intersection of financial markets and government policy.
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