Trends Report

The Risks And Opportunities Of Sustainable Finance For Asset Managers

July 7th, 2020

Summary

Sustainable finance integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria in business decisions, products, and operations. ESG impacts asset managers in two major ways: 1) the need to assess how issues such as climate risk, diversity, or human rights record affect the valuation, performance, and viability of the assets they invest in; and 2) the opportunity to act as stewards of clients’ assets by promoting long term, sustainable growth. Financial services executives need to understand the increasing importance of sustainability, not only to appeal to an increasing number of value-based customers but also to future-proof their organizations.

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