ESG investments surged in Asia-Pacific in 2020, MSCI survey finds


Chinese tourists wear masks as protection from the pollution outside the Forbidden City during a day of high pollution in Beijing, China.

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Sustainable investing is taking off in Asia-Pacific as institutional investors accelerated their environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments during the coronavirus pandemic last year.

ESG investing prioritizes a company’s positive contributions to its community, the environment, and social impact. Rating companies along ESG metrics allows socially conscious investors to screen potential investments to fit with their investment goals and values.

The global pandemic has raised the importance of ESG issues among investors highlighting…


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