Sam Goodman is the senior policy advisor at Hong Kong Watch.
These are the views of the author and not necessarily those of Canadian Investment Review.
Reports that a leading asset manager is delaying the launch of a Chinese bond fund indefinitely are a clear sign that the facade around Chinese stocks’ and bonds’ environmental, social and governance record may be lifting. In recent years, rising investment in Chinese stocks and bonds coincided with a boom in ESG investing. Of course, […]
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