Increased investment value the local "Taiwan Sustainability Value Index" on the international version

The National Taiwan Sustainability Index (TWNSI) was jointly constructed by the University of Taipei and the Taiwan Sustainable Energy Research Foundation (TWNSI) at the Shin Kong Life Insurance New Board Building in New Taipei City yesterday (23). It was announced on January 19. With the calculation and assistance of the German index company Solactive platform, it was officially launched on Reuters and Bloomberg at the same time.


In his speech, Jian Youxin, Chairman of the Taiwan Sustainable Energy Research Foundation, said that Social Responsible Investment (SRI) and the emphasis on corporate ESG performance have become a global trend. By the end of 2016, the global investment was approximately US$22.8 trillion, of which Europe accounted for 52.6 %, the United States accounts for 38.1%, and Japan accounts for about 2.1%. Taiwan is still in its infancy and accounts for less than one in ten thousand, and there is still a lot of room for growth.


Li Chengjia, President of National Taipei University, stated that Taipei University and the Taiwan Sustainable Energy Research Foundation will work together to construct the local "Taiwan Sustainable Value Index". This (1) 19th was officially launched on Reuters and Bloomberg with the assistance of the German index company Solactive platform. The launch, which demonstrates the long-term efforts of the school's business school to focus on sustainable corporate teaching and research characteristics, and believes that it can exert an innovative and positive social influence on Taiwan's financial market.


In recent years, Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) has become an important mainstream trend that global institutional investors pay attention to. The scale of assets invested in SRI has reached approximately 25% of the global total fund assets. Zhan Chang, director of the Business Sustainability Research Center of Taipei University Business School, who is the lead member of the TWNSI preparation team, said that Asian countries except Japan accounted for only 0.2% of the world’s SRIs. Emphasizing socially responsible investment is the goal of Taiwan’s social efforts, and SRI representatives are also evident Business opportunities in the future financial market.


Director Zhan also said that TWNSI selects constituent stocks from the perspective of sustainability, which effectively reduces investment risks and increases return on investment; TWNSI currently has 40 constituent stocks accounting for 46.34% of the overall market, and the top 14 constituent stocks have been in the past three years. It was selected as one of TCSA's top ten sustainable model enterprises. Director Zhan said that the four major funds in Taiwan invest in Taiwan stocks and estimate that socially responsible investment is more than NT$ trillion, and there will be 5 to 10 times growth in the future.



date:2021-02-01 11:52:47