Consider for a moment that someone asked you for the colour of money. What would you say – green? Well, on the back of the momentum gathering on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) front, the colour closely associated with one of humanity’s most basic emotions and a number of popular comic book superheroes (DC or Marvel), is today a descriptor commonly used in finance. Other than push forces in the form of up and coming regulatory requirements across the world, what else is fueling the ESG bandwagon? Some attribute this to investors’ desires to improve returns and add to long-term portfolio resilience.
How well validated is this belief? In this latest update and Lion Global’s first ESG article for 2021 we take stock of the state of ESG and share some thoughts on the aforementioned issues. Ultimately, whatever colour we may choose to paint ESG – green, black or maybe even white – one thing I am sure we can all agree on, is that the times (and colours) are certainly changing.
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