Karina Funk, Chair of Sustainable Investing at Brown Advisory and co-portfolio manager of the Large-Cap Sustainable Growth strategy, spoke as part of a global CIO Symposium, co-hosted by VS Partners and Financial Times/FTChinese.com.

In this interview, moderated by Selena Li, China Editor of Ignites Asia, Karina shares her insights on public ESG investing. Karina discusses many of the positive steps she has witnessed in her career such as the now widely-held view that incorporating ESG research into your investment process does not compromise returns, but also posits on the challenges that still remain.

Karina also shares some thoughts for ESG investors in Asia in particular, where challenges of robust disclosure and poor data availability remain high. In addition, they talk about impact and the debate over whether to engage or divest. Finally, Karina shares her thoughts on COP26 and her vision for a sustainable economy.


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