In this report, Mayer Brown and Sedgwick Richardson share the results of our recent survey about sustainable asset management in Asia.
As interest in sustainability continues to grow worldwide, much of the focus has been on Europe and the United States. From the explosive growth of flows into funds classified as Article 8 or 9 products under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) in Europe to pending climate-related disclosure requirements in the United States, there is no shortage of developments in these regions affecting the asset management industry.
In order to bring the Asian context into focus, we surveyed asset managers active in the region to understand how they approach this issue from compliance, strategy and branding perspectives. The survey results, collected from December 2022 to February 2023, reflect the impact of global trends on asset managers generally, as well as the unique influence of stakeholder groups, markets and regulations in Asia.