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Has the ESG bubble burst?

27 October 2023 |
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The blowback against ESG has taken on a life of its own in recent months but, even in the face of rising political opposition and a slowdown in fund flows, the real-world challenges ESG investing is designed to address are too big to ignore.
The evolution of ESG

Fast reading:

  • The Global Equity team have been researching ESG since 2007, just a few years after the United Nations Global Compact first popularised the term, and integrating ESG into their investments for over a decade.
  • Over the past 15 years, the team has both observed and demonstrated the added value that ESG can offer.
  • In that time, the definitions and data around ESG have evolved but not always improved.
  • In this paper, the team sets out the grounds for continued confidence in ESG and its views on how it can best be assessed.

The evolution of ESG

For further insights on global equities, please see: Global Equity ESG, H1 2023 report.

The evolution of ESG

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