5 posts categorised "Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)"

10 October 2019 ESG regulation - are you operationally ready? As the public policy agenda for sustainable investing continues to unfold, asset managers are finding themselves under pressure to implement new requirements set out by incoming regulation. Various initiatives are nudging firms to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into their investment propositions and decisions, and to report on the sustainability performance of certain funds. With this comes changes to ESG policies, the controls and governance to implement those policies, and a more central role for ESG data on investee companies. In this blog, we consider these key operational impacts in further detail, together with some of the actions firms should take to respond.