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ESG investing has gone mainstream and we're at the centre of it

In recent years, ESG investing has made the jump from niche to mainstream. With global sustainability now a key consideration, ESG – Environment, Social and Governance – is now here to stay as a reference standard.

Increasing exposure to ESG rarely underperforms the markets1

Corporate social responsibility does not necessarily conflict with profitability in the business world. On the contrary, it can improve a company's financial performance. Highly rated ESG products tend to have relatively better credit rating and lower risk.2

Companies with strong ESG metrics are more likely to outperform1

Contrary to the common misconception that corporate social responsibility and business interests are incompatible, companies with relatively high ESG scores outperformed the market in terms of stock prices, apart from having better financial results.2

ESG issues can be financially material and impact share prices1

Ignoring ESG issues may not only result in poor financial return, but also huge losses for investors. Over the years, many large multinational corporations have suffered substantial drops in stock prices following ESG risk events.2

Ever thought of taking part in ESG while managing wealth?

Examples of common ESG issues

Environmental

  • Climate change impact
  • Air and Water pollution
  • Waste management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water scarcity

Social

  • Human rights
  • Consumer privacy
  • Gender equality
  • Data security
  • Health & safety

Governance

  • Board structure
  • Company ownership
  • Financial reporting
  • Business ethics & culture
  • Executive remuneration

Available unit trusts

We offer actively-managed funds that follow our strict definition of sustainable investment, and introduce companies with a strong ESG performance.

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Available bonds

ESG bonds often comprise debt instruments with principal and interest cash flows. Start exploring bonds that give a steady and predictable income, as well as investment projects with environmental and social benefits.

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ESG bonds often comprise debt instruments with principal and interest cash flows. Start exploring bonds that give a steady and predictable income, as well as investment projects with environmental and social benefits.

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ESG-themed structured products

Look for ESG ideas in your equity-linked investments with our checklist for ESG stocks and indices.

Market Stock / Index
Hong Kong stocks
  • 14 - Hysan Development Co Ltd
  • 101 - Hang Lung Properties Ltd
  • 257 - China Everbright International Ltd
  • 270 - Guangdong Investment Ltd
  • 371 - Beijing Enterprises Water Group Ltd
  • 916 - China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd
  • 968 - Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd
  • 1816 - CGN Power Co Ltd
  • 1972 - Swire Properties Ltd
  • 2007 - Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd
  • 2338 - Weichai Power Co Ltd
US stocks   
  • AWK UN* - American Water Works Co Inc
  • NEE UN* - NextEra Energy Inc
  • NIO UN* - Nio Inc.
  • TSLA UQ* - Tesla Inc
  • WM UN* - Waste Management Inc
Local and international indices
  • HSSUS INDEX* - Hang Seng Corp Sustain Index
  • HSCEESG INDEX* - HSCEESG INDEX
  • SPXESUP INDEX* - SP500ESGUSDP Index
  • SX5EESG INDEX* - EUT STX 50 ESG (EUR)P Index
  • SOLCFCEP INDEX* - Solactive China Future Consumers ESG Screened Index PR

Look for ESG ideas in your equity-linked investments with our checklist for ESG stocks and indices.

Market Hong Kong stocks
Stock / Index
  • 14 - Hysan Development Co Ltd
  • 101 - Hang Lung Properties Ltd
  • 257 - China Everbright International Ltd
  • 270 - Guangdong Investment Ltd
  • 371 - Beijing Enterprises Water Group Ltd
  • 916 - China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd
  • 968 - Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd
  • 1816 - CGN Power Co Ltd
  • 1972 - Swire Properties Ltd
  • 2007 - Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd
  • 2338 - Weichai Power Co Ltd
Market US stocks   
Stock / Index
  • AWK UN* - American Water Works Co Inc
  • NEE UN* - NextEra Energy Inc
  • NIO UN* - Nio Inc.
  • TSLA UQ* - Tesla Inc
  • WM UN* - Waste Management Inc
Market Local and international indices
Stock / Index
  • HSSUS INDEX* - Hang Seng Corp Sustain Index
  • HSCEESG INDEX* - HSCEESG INDEX
  • SPXESUP INDEX* - SP500ESGUSDP Index
  • SX5EESG INDEX* - EUT STX 50 ESG (EUR)P Index
  • SOLCFCEP INDEX* - Solactive China Future Consumers ESG Screened Index PR

*Available for private placement notes only

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