IMAS Launches ESG E-Learning Module for Asset Managers

The module covers the EnRM Guidelines issued by MAS in December, supplemented with case studies to facilitate application by the industry.

IMAS (Investment Management Association of Singapore) has launched a new module on its online portal iLearn, as part of efforts to help asset managers fulfill their ESG obligations through capacity-building and upskilling.

The module – ‘Sustainable Investing & MAS Guidelines on Environmental Risk Management‘ – was created with the support of the IMAS Environmental Risk Management Working Group (EnRM WG).

The working group comprises representatives from fund management companies who had previously worked with MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore) to co-create the Guidelines on Environmental Risk Management for Asset Managers that were issued in December 2020.

The module seeks to provide the asset management industry with an introduction to sustainable investing, along with insights on the key factors driving sustainable investment, the various methods to practise sustainable investing as well as the challenges of ESG adoption in Asia, IMAS says.

The module also covers the MAS Environmental Risk Management Guidelines, supplemented with case studies to facilitate application by the industry.

“IMAS has an important role in Singapore’s strategy to go green, and will provide further support in the nation’s most recent initiative, the Singapore Green Plan 2030,” said IMAS Chair Susan Soh.

“We believe that the launch of this ESG e-learning module will reinforce our focus on building capability within the industry and help asset managers develop the knowledge and skillsets they require.”

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