Buy-Side Demand Builds for ESG Screening in Korea, Japan

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Buy-side demand for environmental, social and governance (ESG) screening is on the rise in Korea and Japan, and the countries’ ageing populations might be the reason why. 

“As their populations retire, the domestic economies slow down and retirees look for higher returns in faster-growing economies. Typically, that may mean investing in the rest of Asia. At the same time, culturally, those retirees demand to invest in Asian companies with ESG standards that they are accustomed to,” says Bernard

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