Understanding the "S" in ESG: Guidance for Asset Managers and Investors in a COVID-19 Paradigm and Beyond

April 7, 2020 EcoVadis ‏‏‎

As interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters has grown among the business community globally, environmental issues (as the effects of climate change become more prevalent) and governance issues (which have long been a factor in investment analysis) have attracted the most attention. While approaches to the social aspect of ESG are developing as well, interest has lagged behind environmental and governance concerns as social matters are generally less understood and inherently more qualitative. Indeed, according to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), the "social element of ESG issues can be the most difficult for investors to assess."

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