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4 Female Investors Who Are Using Their Capital To Drive Positive Social Change

Eric Wilson, Tatler Hong Kong – 11 March 2021 There is a recent trend of investors who are focusing on both the environmental and social and wealth impact of their investments, using their money to make positive change. Tatler Hong Kong looks at four female investors in this sphere who are investing their money into…

JPMAM unveils two green funds for retail investors in Singapore

Rupert Walker, International Advisor – 31 March 2021 JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has registered two new green funds in Singapore for retail investors. The chief executive for Singapore and southeast Asia at JPMAM, Sherene Ban, says “Singaporeans are increasingly looking at sustainable investing criteria when selecting investments, driven by a few different factors”. Read the…

Rich Asian families are pouring millions into impact investing

K Oanh Ha, Financial Review – 3 March 2021 Rich Asian families are pouring millions into impact investing as east and south-east Asia emerges as a key region for impact funding, according to a survey by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). This article in Financial Review highlights why sustainability is an attractive investment for…

Slashed UK aid budget throws £160m impact investing programme into uncertainty

Anna Patton, Pioneers Post – 30 March 2021 A cut to the UK aid budget may have devastating impacts for countries worldwide that benefit from The Impact Programme’s grantees’ investments, according to this article in Pioneers Post. The article describes several international development and impact investment organisation’s reactions to the budget cuts. Read the full…

Temasek targets more impact investing after Leapfrog stake

Sara Velezmoro, Asian Investor – 29 March 2021 This article in Asian Investor discusses ‘the biggest investment in an impact manager to date’, the Singaporean Temasek’s $500 million investment into Leapfrog. The Q&A article with Benoit Valentin, Temasek’s head of impact investing, also addresses the state investment fund’s broader impact investment strategy and how the…

International Women’s Day: 10 female finance & investment blogs to follow

Joanne Poh, AsiaOne – 2 March 2021 Many women across the globe have found a new role in society as the part ‘breadwinner’ for the household or, indeed, for the firm. This article in AsiaOne highlights 10 finance and investment blogs you should follow, run by females or inspired by a female-centric view of personal…

Thailand 2020 investment applications at over 480 billion baht led by E&E and food – BOI

Bangkok Post – 10 February 2021 Although Covid-19 has been detrimental for their economy which relies heavily on tourism, Thailand’s agriculture and food, electric and electronics and medical sectors seen a surge in investment applications in 2020. This article in Bangkok Post explains how this was helped by the Thailand Board of Investment’s investment promotion…

Third round of Indonesian and UK governments’ Joint Trade Review

UK Government – 19 November 2020 From the 18-19 November 2020, The Indonesian Ministry of Trade and the UK’s Department for International Trade engaged in discussions regarding the Indonesia-UK Joint Trade Review, hopeful to establish new areas for cooperation on trade and investment. You can read more about the review on the Gov website here.