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GEMs ESG Materiality, H2 2023

spotlight on China

22 January 2024 |
Active ESG
In the latest issue we focus on China and look at the crunch ESG risks and opportunities in the world’s second-largest economy. We also provide an update on our voting and engagement activity over the last 12 months.
GEMs ESG Materiality, H2 2023

Fast reading

  • Amid the macroeconomic challenges and ESG risks in China, there are also huge opportunities for positive impact aligned with sustainable value creation over the long term.
  • A bottom-up approach is needed to identify Chinese companies showing positive momentum that are mitigating material ESG risks and are open to positive shareholder engagement.
  • Across the portfolio as a whole, we have continued to use our voting power to communicate our expectations to companies, voting against management at 51% of meetings over the last 12 months.
  • In this issue we also outline our work on establishing a climate risk framework and profile the Brazilian railway company Rumo, a new addition to the portfolio which is making a crucial contribution to the country’s net-zero transition.
  • We also share reflections on the 28th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP28) in Dubai and the implications for emerging markets.

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GEMs ESG Materiality, H2 2023

GEMs ESG Materiality, H2 2023

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