Responsible Investment Approach

We are mindful of the role of capital in shaping the world we want to live in.

Our Responsible Investment Approach

As an active manager focused on Emerging Markets, we believe taking a responsible approach contributes to developing a deeper understanding of both risks and opportunities.

As part of our responsible investment approach we include non-financial factors and company engagement into our active research process which we believe can help us uncover any issues that could have a material financial impact on a company’s value.

Responsible Investment and Stewardship

Matthews Head of Responsible Investment and Stewardship Kathlyn Collins shares the importance of integrating non-financial information into the firm’s active research process.


Trust, transparency and accountability from companies and entities is important in all markets in which we invest, and especially so in Emerging Markets.

Engagement and Stewardship

We are cognizant of our responsibility to meet and engage with corporate management to share our views on how we think they can improve corporate governance.

2023 Stewardship Report

In our latest Stewardship Report, we recap a year of voting and engagement with the companies in the Matthews portfolios and take a look under the hood with some in-depth thematic case studies.

Visit our Stewardship Report Archive to view all reports prior to the current year.


While fundamental analysis is important in Emerging Markets, it’s also important to think about other corporate governance and sustainability factors with an emerging markets filter.

An Active Approach to Research

Head of Responsible Investment and Stewardship Kathlyn Collins, CAIA, explains the value of proprietary research and the limits of third-party scoring when analyzing sustainability factors in emerging markets.

The Power of Sustainable Research

Our in-depth knowledge of local markets and engagement with companies help us to evaluate and prioritize sustainability and corporate governance-related risks according to their potential impact on portfolios.

Active Industry Participation

We take an active role in key organizations that advance and protect the interests of our clients.

Discover our Insights

An EM Toolkit for the Sustainable Boom

Head of Responsible Investment Kathlyn Collins says sustainability is EM's next chapter.

Investments involve risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investing in international and emerging markets may involve additional risks, such as social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange-rate fluctuations, a high level of volatility and limited regulation.

Important Information

Matthews Asia is the brand for Matthews International Capital Management, LLC and its direct and indirect subsidiaries.

The information contained herein has been derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of compilation, but no representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the accuracy or completeness of any of this information. Matthews Asia and its affiliates do not accept any liability for losses either direct or consequential caused by the use of this information. The views and information discussed herein are as of the date of publication, are subject to change and may not reflect current views. The views expressed represent an assessment of market conditions at a specific point in time, are opinions only and should not be relied upon as investment advice regarding a particular investment or markets in general. Such information does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell specific securities or investment vehicles.  This document does not constitute investment advice or an offer to provide investment advisory or investment management services, or the solicitation of an offer to provide investment advisory or investment management services, in any jurisdiction in which an offer or solicitation would be unlawful under the securities law of that jurisdiction. This document may not be reproduced in any form or transmitted to any person without authorization from the issuer.

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