ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing has been making news headlines recently. With the rising adoption of ESG worldwide, regulatory scrutiny has started to intensify. The focus of this attention has been the assessment of what is effectively the integration of ESG principles into the traditional investment process versus what can sometimes appear to be the mere labelling of investment products as ESG with minimal effort to incorporate ESG aspects – a marketing push put in place to address fast growing investor demand.
The matter is not an easy one, as ESG is continuously evolving. In fact, as the process of ESG integration progresses throughout the entire investment value chain, the so-called traditional and ESG worlds and organisations are converging.
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