Growth in sustainable investment is accelerating. As of the end of March 2022, the total assets under management (AUM) of SFC-authorized ESG funds in Hong Kong reached US$143 billion.

The Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is continuing to monitor ESG funds’ compliance, with the requirements set out in its June 2021 circular.

This brief outlines the current regulatory requirements set out in the circular, discussing possible compliance challenges that funds may encounter, and includes a guide to determining compliance needs.

KPMG offers a range of services across your ESG journey to help clients to assess regulatory expectations, close gaps and enhance ESG integration and engagement into funds’ business models and strategies.