Covid-19 highlights the S in ESG

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By Ross Lancaster
16 Sep 2020

The outbreak of Covid-19 has done nothing to set back the case for ESG investing. In fact it has boosted the hitherto less developed corners of the market, said panellists at the GlobalCapital Sustainable and Responsible Investment Capital Markets Virtual Forum 2020 on Tuesday.

Since Covid-19’s spread through the world and the lockdowns imposed to control it, investors have become increasingly attuned to the importance of social impact in their investment strategies.

“What the crisis did was elevate certain themes,” said Faith Ward, chief responsible investment office at Brunel Pension Partnership. “The ...

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