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Chinese investors most keen on ESG, Singaporeans least aware: Fidelity

Jovi Ho
Jovi Ho7/2/2021 7:0 AM GMT+08  • 7 min read
Chinese investors most keen on ESG, Singaporeans least aware: Fidelity
China’s air pollution has for years posed a tangible, visible symptom to otherwise abstract ESG warnings.
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Investors based in China are most eager about environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, and regulatory bodies are stepping up to support the explosive growth in the field.

According to Fidelity International, 77% of savers and investors in Mainland China say the pandemic has made them want to invest or save their money more sustainably, and 65% had heard of ESG investing, the highest among five Asian countries surveyed by the fund management firm.

The Chinese investor is also putting his money where his mouth is, with China charting the fastest growth in ESG assets under management (AUM) in Asia ex-Japan, according to JP Morgan and Bloomberg.

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