Who are supporting “ESG 2018", a special edition of AL-IN magazine?
31 Managers Supporting "ESG 2018"
As mentioned earlier, Soken Inc. published a magazine called "ESG 2018", as a special edition of "AL-IN" on September 28, 2018. This extra issue of "AL-IN" featured not only the present situation of ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) investment in the world and Japan, but also covered investment opportunities in stock, fixed income and alternative assets.
Although not so many pension funds have been keen on ESG investment yet, 31 asset management companies sponsored the "ESG 2018" magazine. According to "ESG 2018", asset managers have won clients mainly equity fund of ESG investment so far, but chances are not small for fund providers of other assets like green bond, private equity and infrastructure.
In addition, the magazine showed three ESG investment case studies from GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund), Secom Corporate Pension Fund* and Sophia University.
The 31 sponsors for "ESG 2018" are;
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Allianz Global Investors
AMP Capital Investors
Amundi Asset Management
Asset Management One
AXA Investment Managers
BlueBay Asset Management
Comgest Asset Management
Daiwa Asset Management
Franklin Templeton Investments
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
HSBC Global Asset Management
Invesco Asset Management
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Manulife Asset Management
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking
Nomura Asset Management
Nomura Real Estate Asset Management
Pictet Asset Management
Schroders Investment Management
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management
SPARX Asset Management
State Street Global Advisors
Tokio Marine Asset Management
(in alphabetical order)
* Secom's case study is coming up next in "Investment Japan".