According to estimates from Bloomberg Intelligence, China is set to pose the fastest growth in Asia for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments after the country increased exchange-traded fund assets 18-fold in the past two years. 

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Amy Lo, co-head of Asia-Pacific wealth at UBS Group AG in Hong Kong, says that solid returns, as well as the need to build more resilient portfolios, are attracting investors to the ESG sector in Asia. The Swiss bank’s surveys have shown that three-quarters of family offices are making some sustainable investments already. Lo adds that “ESG has become increasingly compelling for investors. This is a real game changer.”