Posted on: 13 Jul, 20
Once a niche approach thought to come at the expense of returns, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies have proven that they can be market-beating. If you’re someone who wants to make a positive di!erence, you might be interested to know how you, your money and the things you care about could all bene"t from sustainable investing.
Thee coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shown the fragility of the planet, its complexity and interconnectedness in terms of demand and supply in trade and commerce, and how these can be under threat if not sustainable. ESG investing was already on a trajectory to reshaping the investment landscape in this new decade, but the COVID-19 outbreak is now likely to quicken the pace of this reshaping.
Today, we’re seeing our world change faster than ever before, as economic, geo-political and environmental challenges abound. And as investor momentum builds, some argue that companies can no longer a!ord to discount their ESG ratings.
A growing body of evidence also points to a relationship between sustainability initiatives and strong business results. A meta-study from the University of Oxford showed that companies with better sustainability practices tended to have better operational performance and o$en superior stock price performance relative to companies rated lower for ESG...
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