MSCI ESG IVA Country Report: China
This has the potential to move markets as well as precipitate policy action – both systematic and sporadic – from the Central Government, which may see linkages between ESG factors and potential threats to social instability.
Further, the recent 11th and 12th ‘Five Year Plans’ signalled a change in China’s development path towards a more sustainable growth model, with significant implications for companies’ operational and investment strategies. A number of new government policies will increase the sensitivity of company operations to ESG factors.
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