WHAT IS ESG?
Promoting sustainable investment in response to non-financial factors such as climate change, human rights and managing financial risk.
There has been awareness of the need for a different approach to financial governance for some time, prompted in part by the global financial crisis in 2007/08. Sustainability and accountability have become increasingly important when it comes to corporate financial behaviour. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors are key to identifying and analysing not only where is best to invest, but also areas for focus within financial businesses themselves.