- The coronavirus pandemic has shone yet more light on how investors allocate their money and how company operations influence our societies.
- But there are questions about whether ESG is really effective in improving and supporting our communities.
- A portfolio manager told CNBC that companies can “hide” their actual carbon footprint by outsourcing parts of their production process.
LONDON — There’s growing appetite to invest in a more sustainable way, but experts warn that transparency is needed in this space if it’s to really do any good for the planet.
ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) describes investments made with an aim to contribute to a better environment, society or workplace and it’s becoming increasingly popular. The share of global investors that have applied ESG criteria to at least a quarter of their total investments has jumped