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Robin Parbrook: “So much of what I see in our industry in the name of ESG is just greenwashing”

The IC interviews fund manager Robin Parbrook
Robin Parbrook: “So much of what I see in our industry in the name of ESG is just greenwashing”

The art of bottom-up stock selection is crucial in Asian markets, with benchmarks shifting all the time. In this interview, Robin Parbrook, co-manager of Schroder Asian Total Return Investment Company (ATR), explains his philosophy for investing in Asia.

Mr Parbrook tells James Norrington why intangible assets – such as intellectual property, patents and websites – remain his focus. He also discusses the shift in focus to China in Asia benchmarks and why India is vulnerable to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. 

 

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