ESG Matters (Part II)
MAY 18, 2021
ESG – Environment, Social, and Governance – has gone mainstream. According to the ISS Market Intelligence Asset Management Industry Market Sizing Report, ESG Funds were among the largest winners in 2020, taking in a record $60 billion in net flows, nearly triple their 2019 total. The CFA Institute’s position on ESG integration states that one should consider all material information, which includes material ESG factors. Governments and regulations are also pushing this effort. The EU Taxonomy Regulation entered into force in July 2020 and establishes the conditions that an economic activity has to meet to be qualified as environmentally sustainable.