China's appetite for ESG investments on the rise

Pedro Gonçalves
China's appetite for ESG investments on the rise

ESG investing is enjoying a boom in China, according to the latest report from the Ping An despite the fact that the world's second-largest economy has the worst ESG ratings of any major market. The report, ESG Investing in China, says capital flow into ESG-themed exchange-trade fund (ETF) investment in China increased 464% between 2018 and 2019. China has benefitted from a global trend of inflows into ESG-themed ETFs, which hit a record high in 2019 of $20.5bn, four times the volume of 20...

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