Looking Beyond ESG Integration With the Matthews Asia ESG Fund

Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
Oct 16, 2019 8:10 AM ET
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by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia 

In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.

Integrating ESG (Environmental. Social Governance) factors into Investment Decisions is key. Our ESG Fund seeks to invest in cash-flow generative businesses that are improving quality of life and promoting positive environmental, social and economic outcomes. We define ESG integration as taking an “investment first” approach to building an ESG portfolio. This means we pay equal attention to a company’s ESG record and its long-term return potential. We focus on identifying attractive long-term investment opportunities through bottom-up, on-the-ground fundamental research. We also maintain a sharp focus on corporate governance, which has been a hallmark of our investment process for 27 years. 

Read Vivek's full Blog post herehttps://greenmoney.com/matthews-asia-esg-fund-looks-beyond-esg-integration 

 

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