A decade ago, the Santiago Principles were established, to shape governance of state-owned investors. Voluntary participation and flexibility have been the secret to the guidelines’ longevity.
Infrastructure, capital markets and China A-shares all present accessible opportunities for responsible investment, if asset owners can navigate a catch or two along the way.
As governments welcome pension fund investment in infrastructure, the asset class facilitates the practical integration of the SDGs and ESG, Cbus Super CIO Kristian Fok told delegates.
Initiatives such as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board are vital for providing the consistent, regular, high-quality disclosure on the SDGs that investors need, a panel told delegates.