Institutional investors in Australia have reaffirmed their commitment to environment, social and governance (ESG) protocols – but as a factor within the decision-making process, not its sole driver.
“We would like to think we have – and I think we do have – a A$12.5 billion ($8.3 billion) ESG portfolio, it is embedded in everything we do,” John Peterson, alternatives portfolio manager at Local...
Singapore’s Openspace Ventures has hired Jessica Huang Pouleur (pictured), formerly of Providence Equity Partners and latterly head of Asia M&A for The Walt Disney Company, as an executive director.
The Blackstone Group has made a partial exit from Indian packaging manufacturer Essel Propack (EPL) – which provides the tubes to 40% of the world’s toothpaste – generating proceeds of INR18.6 billion ($253.4 million).
Increased climate change awareness on a corporate level is leading to more investment – either direct or through funds – in start-ups that offer mitigation solutions. Asia is a key geography
Healthcare-focused Panacea Venture has led a $40 million Series C round for China’s XWPharma, a neurobiology-focused biotech developer previously known as XW Laboratories.