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ESG Revolution Rising: From Low Chatter to Loud Roar

23 APR 2018
TOPIC: Sustainable Finance Innovation

Widespread company focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics has faced something of a chicken-and-egg problem: investors often don't hear from companies why these metrics matter to the business, and companies perceive the lack of questions they're receiving as a lack of investor interest. But according to Goldman Sachs Research, the tide may be turning, with nearly half of all S&P 500 companies referencing ESG topics on their 4Q2017 earnings calls. Their report also shows evidence of ESG gaining traction with the public and asset managers, all fueling a “virtuous cycle of adoption” for ESG factors. 

 


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