China ESG - Weekly news update: HK Stock Exchange launches STAGE, its sustainable & Green exchange


Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to announce the official launch of the Sustainable and Green Exchange (STAGE), Asia’s first multi-asset sustainable investment product platform, supporting fast-growing global demand for sustainable finance.

Source: Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Ping An Research: ESG Investing Showing Dramatic Growth in China in 2020, Outperforming Market Average

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) investing is enjoying a boom in China, according to the latest report from the Ping An Digital Research Center (PADERC), part of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ESG-themed funds are growing in number and issuance size and outperforming the China market average.

The report, ESG Investing in China, says capital flow into ESG-themed exchange-traded fund (ETF) investment in China increased 464% between 2018 and 2019. China has benefitted from a global trend of inflows into ESG-themed ETFs, which hit a record high in 2019 of US$20.5 billion, four times the volume of 2018 of US$4.9 billion.

Source: PR Wire

RepRisk becomes ESG provider on AWS Data Exchange

RepRisk, a leading ESG data science firm that combines machine learning (ML) and human intelligence to identify and assess ESG risks, now delivers RepRisk’s Data Feed on AWS data exchange.

The inclusion of RepRisk data in AWS Data Exchange, a service that makes it easy to find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud via Amazon Web Services (AWS), allows subscribers such as data analysts, portfolio managers, and quantitative investors, streamlined access to relevant, daily-updated information on ESG and business conduct risks for financial decision-making.

Source: Business Wire

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