US ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investors are increasingly likely to benefit as the country’s companies close the gap with best-in-class global companies on ESG disclosure and performance. The trend towards ESG in the United States is being driven by asset owners demanding ESG integration into corporate business strategies, investors using it as a source of alpha1, and regulators looking to formalize ESG into its rules and protocols.
A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that companies with improving ESG momentum have been correlated with positive risk-adjusted returns. These ESG improvers are companies with solid business fundamentals that are demonstrating positive momentum in addressing ESG risks and opportunities.
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