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AVPN April Webinar: Building a Sustainable Legacy through Impact and ESG Investing

21 April 2019

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ESG investing is a holistic approach to investing that incorporates critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decision-making processes.

There is growing evidence that ESG-aligned funds perform at par with benchmark indices. Certain demographic groups such as millennials and women investors are asking for investments that are good for society and the environment, in addition to offering a portfolio return. Asia (excluding Japan), however, has the lowest percentage of ESG investing; less than 1% compared to Europe, Australia and New Zealand where over 50% of investment has an ESG lens.

Through this webinar, three Asia-Pacific investors shared how they have used multiple financial tools within their portfolios, including ESG Investment and impact investing, to maximise social and financial returns.

References

A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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