Asia's leading economies were in the grip of the worst financial crisis in decades 20 years ago, with stock markets in the four so-called Tiger economies in freefall. At around the same time, investors elsewhere were taking the first steps to integrate environmental, social and governance factors into investment decisions. It is now time for investors in Asia to bear ESG principles in mind to hedge against risks.
Socially responsible Asian companies are a better bet
Addressing environmental, social and governance concerns brings higher returns