Equity investors refocus on ESG after spell of Covid raises

By Sam Kerr
09 Jul 2020

Equity investors are turning their focus away from rescue capital raises and towards other long-term priorities after the initial shock of the Covid-19 outbreak. At the beginning of the year, increased investor scrutiny of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors was on the tip of all tongues in Europe’s equity capital markets, and it is now featuring heavily in conversations again.

Investors who want to get more exposure to green assets in their portfolios are behind the drive for more for ESG equity issuance. Equity capital markets are an ideal place for them to get exposure as it allows them to participate in these deals in size.

“ESG was ...

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