One of our aims at Baiduri Capital is to keep clients updated on the current market trends and key developments through seminars. We also seek to provide clients with the relevant investment instruments and the latest information to make better-informed decisions for investments, Baiduri Capital General Manager Brian Wong said.
“Companies that do not build in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their businesses will risk being isolated by customers, investors and suppliers. For us as individual investors, we can take comfort in knowing that ESG funds are investing in companies that are more likely to enjoy higher potential returns in the coming years,” he said in his welcoming remarks during a ‘Navigating the World of Responsible Investment’ seminar at the Baiduri Community Space, Baiduri Bank Headquarters, on Saturday.
Eighty guests attended the seminar featuring two experts from Baiduri Capital’s fund partners – UOB Asset Management and Allianz Global Investors – who spoke about how ESG factors have now become key considerations when investing. They also spoke about their experience in managing ESG risks and opportunities.
ESG Investing is more commonly known as “socially responsible investing” and “sustainable investing”.
It refers to investing which prioritises environmental, social, and governance factors or outcomes.
The concept of ESG Investing is also based on the growing assumption that the financial performance of organisations is increasingly affected by environmental and social factors.
Speaking on ‘Sustainability – The Way Forward’, Senior Channel Sales Winnie Tan, who is a Manager Retail Distribution at Allianz Global Investors, spoke about how despite the unprecedented challenges faced during the pandemic, sustainable investing has seen record inflows globally, and about how investors are embracing sustainability in a big way.
Senior Director of Institutional Business at UOB Asset Management Lim Beng Eu spoke about ‘Investing for Profit and Purpose’. Lim is responsible for Corporate and Regional Institutional clients and is also the ESG champion for Business Development.
The seminar was punctuated by several questions and answer sessions as well as interactive games.