ESG investing and sustainable investing are umbrella terms for investments that seek positive returns and long-term positive impacts on the environment, society and the performance of the business. Looking at these ESG issues means that investors are likely to consider the long-term resilience of a business to adverse issues such as climate change, making ESG investing something crucially important for companies to pay attention to in today’s business landscape. Specific environmental, social and governance metrics are increasingly being gathered from portfolio companies to inform the business decisions of investors.
Key learning objectives:
What is the difference between ESG investing and other forms of investing?
The shift in the global investment landscape around ESG and sustainability criteria
The difference in ESG reporting amongst public and private investors
What are the key ESG metrics investors are interested in?
How are investors using and reporting ESG data?