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    Students learn about ESG investing

    It is only timely that students, especially at the tertiary level in Brunei, are given the opportunity to engage with market practitioners on the trend of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing and understand the importance of the framework that fund managers utilise to make their investment decisions.

    This was said by General Manager of Baiduri Capital Brian Wong regarding two lectures organised by Baiduri Capital at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Politeknik Brunei (PB) in conjunction with World Investor Week 2022 recently.

    “ESG investing refers to investing which prioritises environmental, social and governance considerations. It is clear that the financial performance of organisations is increasingly affected by ESG factors. Investing sustainably means putting your money to work on a number of ESG related considerations. Sustainable investment combines a goal of financial return with a positive contribution to the environment, society or business whether it be in appreciation of the environment, high social standards and responsible business conduct,” said Wong.

    The hour-long session was jointly conducted with Winnie Tan of Allianz Global Investors from Singapore. In her presentation, she introduced Allianz Global Investors and briefed the participants about some sustainability milestones since 1999. She defined what sustainable investments were and the importance of sustainable investing for companies and financial markets.

    The talks were attended by over 60 UBD students and 50 PB students from various undergraduate and postgraduate courses including Masters in Islamic Finance and Level 5 Diploma in Business, Finance and Accounting.

    ABOVE & BELOW: General Manager of Baiduri Capital Brian Wong; and Winnie Tan of Allianz Global Investors. PHOTOS: BAIDURI CAPITAL

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