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An Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by Westpac - we explore the drivers of sustainable finance growth in Asia Pacific as well as the factors constraining it.

Financing sustainability: Asia Pacific embraces the ESG challenge

The research and analysis is based on two parallel surveys—one of investors and one of issuers—conducted in September and October 2019.

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How do investors and issuers in Asia Pacific’s sustainable finance market view the present market opportunities and constraints to future growth?


We talk to Richard Brandweiner, CEO Pendal Australia and Sophia Cheng, CIO Cathay Financial Holdings, about the demand for sustainable finance products.


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