Ideas: Tech Powers New Era of Impact Investing

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When it comes to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations when investing, Malaysia is at the top of the list, according to Digital Edge Malaysia.

And that's not just because the country's pension fund is one of the world's biggest, with more than $100 billion in assets under management.

It's also one of the fastest-growing markets for impact investing, which aims to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns.

According to the Global Impact Investing Network, impact investments reached $2.281 trillion in 2020, with public investors making up about 2% of that figure and private investorsincluding high-net-worth individuals, family offices, venture-capital firms, and institutional investorsaccounting for about 2% of all assets under management.

Here's what you need to know about impact investing and Malaysia.

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