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The turbulent events of year 2020 have fundamentally changed the way many people see the world. They have stirred up a growing desire for change and for action to tackle the burning issues confronting us, such as climate change, inequality, and injustice.
Global cross-sector cooperation will be vital in efforts to manifest the mantra of “building back better.” Ethical investing will surely play a pivotal role in propelling the movement as investing in companies with robust environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices is no longer a passing fad but part of a broader trend to contribute to a better world.
Companies leading in ESG often benefit from enhanced corporate reputation, improved operational efficiencies and better risk management, as well as increased opportunities for growth and innovation. Based on the record so far, it is also an approach that pays dividends.
While the concept of ESG should be integrated into all sectors of business, the question for ESG-focused investors often lies in how to avoid greenwashing and identifying sectors and companies to invest in that are doing well in balancing stakeholder interests and profitability. Here are some of the trends in ESG investment to watch out for…
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