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Environmental Social Governance 

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ESG is increasingly important for investors and for businesses. But it is not always straightforward. Investors need to make decent, sustainable, returns. Businesses need to be profitable - and sustain profitability. Governments need to be engaged too. Getting objectives and strategy sorted, and integrating ESG concerns from the beginning, are the first steps.


 
Investors need to be clear what criteria they are applying.
Blackrock announced it is likely to support proportionately fewer resolutions on climate change this year. Makes sense but resolutions can change companies.
My letter in the Financial Times on ESG, ethics, and activist investing.
My assessment of the finance pledges at COP26 and what really matters.
Investors must not forget about profits, even as they focus on wider criteria.
Unless CEOs and their boards are clear about their own values, and those of the companies they run, they will fall down a rabbit hole of confusion.
Press announcement from the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church.
My contribution to Aftershock, Policy Network's series on the pandemic. Progressives have much to learn from ethical or 'ESG' investors.