The sustainable investor for a changing world

This material is intended for Institutional Investors (as defined in the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore) only and is not suitable or intended for persons who do not qualify as such.

It is all hands on deck to deal with the current energy crisis, even if that forces countries to use more polluting fossil fuels to meet energy needs especially in the coming winter. However, that does not mean the transition to renewable resources should end up on the backburner. Instead, there is a clear case for accelerating the move to solar, wind and other sources of clean energy.  

Listen to this Talking heads podcast with Edward Lees, co-head environmental strategies group, and chief market strategist Daniel Morris. They discuss opportunities ranging from US infrastructure and securing supply chains for electric vehicle batteries to EV software and residential solar panels. Lees warns that funding support for under-pressure households should target the beneficiaries of high oil and gas prices without jeopardising the capital spending needed to speed up the energy transition.

You can also listen and subscribe to Talking heads on YouTube.

Talking heads brings you insights on topics that matter to investors, analysis of the world and financial markets, and conversations with our investment experts, all through the lens of sustainability.


Please note that articles may contain technical language. For this reason, they may not be suitable for readers without professional investment experience. Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may take different investment decisions for different clients. This document does not constitute investment advice. The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns. Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions). Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk. This material is produced for information purposes only and does not constitute: 1. an offer to buy nor a solicitation to sell, nor shall it form the basis of or be relied upon in connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever or 2. investment advice. It does not have any regards to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any person. Investors should seek independent professional advice before investing, or in the absence thereof, he/she should consider whether the investments are suitable for him/her.

Related insights

Opportunities and ESG investing in Chinese equities
GRASFI – Bringing the academic rigour crucial to judging sustainable investments