Upcoming research by MOBILIST and Intellidex has highlighted a growing tension between ESG investment strategies and flows to emerging and frontier markets. While ESG is often assumed to support development-oriented investment, the research shows this is not always the case. Based on interviews with over 50 investment decision makers and consultants involved in asset allocations to emerging and frontier markets, the research provides solutions on how the tension can be reconciled.

The research draws out several further insights for emerging and frontier investment flows, including:

  • How the relative performance of emerging and developed indices is affecting asset allocation decisions;
  • How global monetary conditions and the prospect of higher inflation are affecting emerging markets flows;
  • How emerging market domestic policies affect foreign portfolio investment appetite.

To discuss these findings, the Impact Investing Institute, MOBILIST and Intellidex are delighted to welcome you to our upcoming virtual event “Driving ESG investments into emerging markets: Roadblocks and solutions” on Tuesday, 14 June, 14:00-15:30 BST.

The virtual event will launch the findings of the report “Drivers of investment flows to emerging and frontier markets”, and host a panel discussion featuring institutions leading the way to highlight the challenges, opportunities, benefits and collaboration potential within listed products in emerging and frontier markets.

Agenda and speakers to follow.