Watch a discussion on China’s regulatory crackdown and the focus on ESG investing

(Clockwise from top-left): Joji Thomas Philip, editor in chief, DealStreetAsia; Jie Gong, Hong Kong-based partner of UK investment firm Pantheon; Myron Zhu, head of Asia private markets at Manulife Investment Management

Amid China’s tighter scrutiny and regulatory crackdown of various sectors, there has been a sharpened focus on ESG — a form of sustainable investing that takes into account environmental, social, and governance aspects — according to panelists at DealStreetAsia’s Asia PE-VC Summit 2021.

Beijing has introduced a spate of crackdowns on various sectors — edtech and crypto trading to gaming — wiping out billions of market capitalisation from some of the top companies in the country.

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