t’s not just for publicly listed companies anymore, ESG has become an ever more present concept throughout 2020. When Greta Thunberg met Sir David Attenborough on Skype back in January, it didn’t seem as significant as perhaps it does today:
Crucially, once we come out of the other side of the crisis, private asset investors and their portfolio companies are in a unique position to act as change agents to build back stronger economies, and ESG considerations must play an integral part in this rebuilding. Upcoming legislation will no doubt drive the direction in which investors will move regarding ESG strategy but is important to be proactive beyond the regulatory requirements and focus on a strategy that drives change.”
“I believe the role of the investment community is also key to making effective change. The more that investors make decisions based on ESG criteria that they can trust, the better it will be for sustainability in the long term.
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