Assessing the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) quality of an issuer is key for investment decisions, not only to take into account the sustainable risks that might weaken the issuer’s financial strength, but also to assess the product’s impact on key issues that represent a systemic risk for society, such as climate change, fraud and corruption, and social cohesion.
To perform this assessment, having access to data is paramount. Today, because of regulation differences, disclosure is different from one region to another. There are nevertheless data sources that are underused and could, if correctly analyzed, strengthen our ESG assessment.
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