New initiative to unblock $5.4 trillion ESG Investment Gap into Emerging Markets identifies Filipino leadership in sustainable business
The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute, a global non-profit foundation dedicated to tackling global challenges, is this week hosting an investor summit in Hong Kong.
As part of its programme of activities the FII Institute has released an “Inclusive ESG Tool” to help companies in emerging markets improve sustainability and help global investors identify current and future performance leaders.
Despite a global surge in sustainable investments over recent years, emerging markets receive less than 10 percent of ESG capital flows worldwide, even though they account for 58 percent of global GDP.
The publicly available online tool has been developed with data provider ESG Book to for investors to analyse ESG performance and make better investment decisions.
Addressing data gaps in emerging market analysis, the Inclusive ESG Score identifies companies that prioritize ESG factors while fostering long-term sustainable growth.
The new tool has the potential to help reduce the USD $5.4 trillion ESG investment gap in emerging markets, of which $4.6 trillion could be released across Asia.
The list of top performing companies has been published on the ESG Book’s website:
Richard Attias, CEO, FII Institute: “It is immensely reassuring to see companies such as these recognised for their leadership and good corporate practice. As the planet grapples with climate change, and as global investors seek out well-governed companies with robust business models, investors are asking for help to identify sustainable business practices and reduce risk. This Inclusive ESG tool can help unlock investment and help identify future performance leaders.”
Dr Daniel Klier, CEO, ESG Book: “We are delighted to be collaborating with FII Institute to usher in a new approach to ESG data in emerging markets. The Inclusive ESG Score is a next generation tool for investors that identifies the sustainability leaders of today and tomorrow, with a transparent, data-driven approach that is tailored to emerging markets. Through this partnership, we look forward to providing a solution that enhances investment decision-making, and in turn helps to drive greater ESG investment flows to emerging market companies.”