Tag: Global

Asia-Pacific firms can become ESG global citizens, Deutsche Bank regional ESG head says

From manufacturing clothing in sweatshops to poor environmental practices, Asia-Pacific businesses have lagged behind the rest of the world for years on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.

Asian investors and businesses are increasingly considering how to address environmental and social factors at the start of their discussions about investing in projects or constructing portfolios, rather than trying to screen out bad actors late in the game, Khan said.

“This is an opportunity for them [to say] I can establish myself through ESG as a global citizen,” Khan said. “It is an opportunity for Deutsche Bank to support such companies,

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Asia Electronics Sector Booms, Bucking Global Economic Slump

(Bloomberg) — Global trade data in the Covid-19 era has been generally abysmal, but look a little closer and the electronics sector that fires Asia’s trade engines could be headed for a pretty good year.

In South Korea, semiconductor exports rose in May and imports of equipment used in producing semiconductors surged 168%, trade ministry data show. Taiwan’s electronic-component exports, which include chips, grew 13.2% in May to $10.2 billion, even as total exports fell 2% from a year earlier.

The electronics industry is holding up relatively well amid the pandemic as companies adopt new technologies — including 5G equipment

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