While sustainable and impact investing has been developing rapidly in Asia in recent years, capital allocations vary and investment pipelines are evolving at different speeds. Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for investment funding to fill the gaps in regional social safety nets and to help build resilience for the next crisis: climate change. Potential exists for a wide range of players – from policy-makers to asset managers, family offices and institutional investors – to step in and shape this evolving market and take it into the mainstream.
This third edition of FT Investing for Good Asia will gather leading investors, wealth managers, development experts, entrepreneurs and others to explore the opportunities to make an impact on regional challenges. Speakers and delegates will discuss the obstacles that need to be overcome, from an array of different impact measurement metrics to a mindset that favours short-term returns over long-term transformation – something that will be critical as the post-pandemic world rebuilds.