Helga Birgden discusses responsible investing practices in Asia Pacific and makes a comparison with those in Europe and North America. She also addresses the latest trends in ESG investing globally and in Asia Pacific and the implications for the investment industry, as well as other pertinent issues.
This episode of the Take 15 Series was originally released on 1 November 2011.
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Christina Casalinho, CEO of Portugal's government-debt agency, expects Brexit to make government funding more expensive in Europe, consequently increasing costs for taxpayers. Additionally, banks are unlikely to establish significant operations in post-Brexit Europe because of high costs associated with the process, Casalinho says. Reuters (13 Nov.)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a speech to the European Parliament, backed French President Emmanuel Macron's proposal to create an EU army. "The times when we could rely on others are over," she said. Politico (14 Nov.)
The Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Justice Department have subpoenaed Snap, seeking information on its initial public offering in March 2017. The company says its "understanding is that the DOJ is likely focused on IPO disclosures relating to competition from Instagram." Reuters (13 Nov.)
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