ESG investing: How Covid-19 accelerated the social awakening

In 2014, to determine if environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors made a difference to shareholder returns, we analysed five years’ worth of data. In doing so, we proved that ESG investing is more than just a feel-good phenomenon. Since then, we have continued to monitor how ESG factors impact shareholder returns and every two years, we publish an intellectually honest assessment of the ESG investing environment.

So far, our research has found that both social and governance factors are statistically significant, allowing us to further integrate sustainability into our investment portfolios. But since we published our last research paper in 2018, the world has changed dramatically.

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