25 Aug '11, 2pm

Value-based investing gains popularity

SINGAPORE: Value-based investing has emerged as a powerful force that swiss bank UBS said could overtake government funding for social causes. Investing according to one's values means streamlining funds into areas which do not contravene an investor's specific principles. UBS said the environment is an up and coming destination for this type of investment. It's estimated that roughly 80 per cent of businesses in Asia are controlled by families, and as the business is passed from generation to generation, so are the values. For many family companies, giving back to the community is a key principle. According to a recent study by UBS across 10 geographies in Asia, while older generations have a preference to support education through philanthropy, younger generations are more focused on emerging causes. Of those surveyed, four per cent are looking to environment. UBS philan...

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