4 February, 2021 / Comment
Development of ESG knowledge is in its infancy
By John Streur, CEO, Calvert
Calvert CEO John Streur gives a view from Washington on global ESG trends
The dramatic shift towards ESG investing will not be sustained unless we address a fundamental weakness in the market infrastructure: the system for providing data to investors to make ESG investment decisions is inadequate to support the ongoing needs of issuers and investors in its breadth, depth and quality.
In addition to the well-documented growth in investor demand for ESG investment options, it is also important to note many companies throughout the world are now spending resources, making merger and acquisition decisions and adjusting product offerings in order to address operational environmental and social risk factors. Investors need reliable systems to provide transparency to the efficacy of these resource allocation decisions and management strategies.
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