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BT Money Hacks Podcast: ESG investing can make you money but beware greenwashing

In this 107th episode of Money Hacks, BT correspondent Howie Lim speaks to Victor Wong (pictured above), senior director, head of UOBAM Sustainability Office, UOB Asset Management about how ESG investing can make money but greenwashing needs to be to
In this 107th episode of Money Hacks, BT correspondent Howie Lim speaks to Victor Wong (pictured above), senior director, head of UOBAM Sustainability Office, UOB Asset Management about how ESG investing can make money but greenwashing needs to be top of mind.PHOTO: UOB

BT Money Hacks Ep 107: ESG investing can make you money but beware greenwashing

17:22 mins

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.

In this 107th episode of Money Hacks, BT correspondent Howie Lim speaks to Victor Wong, senior director, head of UOBAM Sustainability Office, UOB Asset Management about how ESG investing can make money but greenwashing needs to be top of mind. This episode is brought to you by UOBAM: https://www.uobam.com.sg/index.page 

Highlights of the conversation (click/tap above): 

1:23 Are Singapore investors more ‘woke’ now?

3:27 Responsible investing and ESG still hard to define

6:34 The benefits of including ESG in investors’ portfolios

9:06 How investors can be assured they’ll always reap those benefits

10:36 The importance of understanding the motivations behind ESG investing and how to measure its success

12:19 Tracking developments in other regions with regard to finance greenwashing and how to combat it

14:18 How to make sure your investments are really helping the planet as espoused

More about: 

The Apac Green Reit ETF: https://www.uobam.com.sg/sustainability/solutions/uob-apac-green-reit-et...

Sustainability Insights: https://www.uobam.com.sg/insights/thinking-sustainably.page

UOBAM’s sustainability commitment: https://www.uobam.com.sg/sustainability/index.page

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