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30 March 2020
How Impact Investing feeds the engine for the sustainability era
Impact investment is really all about seeking financial returns by tapping into one of the grand themes of this century – it just happens to be a theme defined by our transition to a more sust ...
25 March 2020
Gender equality in Japan: Can ‘Womenomics’ deliver?
The gender pay gap in Japan is the third highest amongst the world’s major developed economies . Traditionally, women gave up their careers at marriage or at the birth of their first child. This is p ...
04 March 2020
How the digital economy is aiding the fight against the coronavirus outbreak
Although the situation is still unfolding, we have observed the significant role that digital technology has played in the fight against the outbreak thus far.
02 March 2020
The effects of Asia’s megacities on climate change
By 2025, Asia will be home to 33 of the world’s 49 megacities.
19 February 2020
What is the 2019 Word of the Year?
So what have companies been talking about in 2019? Our analysis of the transcripts has revealed that the ‘Word of the Year’ for 2019 is ‘macro’.
12 February 2020
How digital transformation is changing Asia’s economy
Robotics in Japan, a growing Chinese middle class and huge diversity: find out why digital transformation investors look set to focus on Asia in the 2020s.
03 February 2020
What does longevity mean to ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star Koh Chieng Mun?
Koh Chieng Mun, one of the stars of the hit Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians, recently spoke at an AXA IM event in Singapore.
15 January 2020
China: Gender equality begins in the womb, and continues through life
The challenges for women in China start from birth, where selective abortions have led to a skew in the number of baby girls born compared to boys.
13 January 2020
The transformation of retail banking in a digital world
This is true in today’s increasingly digital world, where retail banks globally are faced with ongoing advances in technology, which are shifting customers’ expectations - and changing the regulatory ...
08 January 2020
Bringing an 'impact' mindset to listed equities
It’s time to rethink the purpose of investing.
06 January 2020
Asia taps new technologies to drive growth and transform economies
Financial technology, or fintech, is creating business opportunities and driving engagement across much of Asia. It’s borne of necessity as much as anything, particularly in the region’s less develop ...
16 December 2019
The right healthcare: A decisive factor in successful ageing
Norman Yao and Somesh Chandra, AXA specialists in Hong Kong and European markets respectively, describe the evolution in elderly care.
04 December 2019
Cord cutters: How streaming services are changing the television industry
Now, thanks to video streaming services, viewers can choose to watch their favourite show pretty much whenever, wherever they like – be it on their smart phone, tablet or laptop, at home or on ...
02 December 2019
The Lagarde effect: Identifying true gender diversity in business
How can individuals identify truly inclusive companies - and why does corporate diversity matter?
25 November 2019
Financing brown to green: Guidelines for Transition Bonds
Financing the fight against climate change needs to shift up a gear and evolve. Since the introduction of green bonds, capital markets have made great strides in recent years to ensure that investmen ...
21 November 2019
Adult education: Why learning is a lifelong virtue
As students and pupils across the globe are in school, we should spare a thought for the older generation. Those aged 50 plus are increasingly interested in further education – and might actua ...
07 November 2019
Singles Day: An e-commerce retail phenomenon that mirrors China’s growth
How did Singles Day become the world’s largest online shopping day? How does it influence e-commerce and digitalisation?
31 October 2019
Singapore knocks US off top spot as the world’s ‘most competitive economy’
Which nation hosts the world’s most competitive economy? When it comes to economic stability, infrastructure and innovation, the outright winner is…Singapore, according to the World Economic Forum (W ...
09 October 2019
How Asia’s investors can help combat climate change
We look into the state of climate finance across the Asia-Pacific region and delve into future trends for investment and lending activity.
30 September 2019
Made in China 2.0: The digital economy drive
The term ‘made in China’ has enjoyed a digital economy revamp and makeover. Two decades ago, the nation was the low-cost “factory of the world”, selling apparel, footwear, toys and plastics to genera ...