This past year of social and environment pressures (Covid-19, racism inequity, climate change, global risks) has created a new wave of demand for ESG data and insight. A growing number of corporates, professional firms and financial asset owners and managers are interested in ESG.
By Lydia Miller, Senior Vice President, Dana Investment Advisors
Water is a systemic risk to investors, as in many parts of the United States and other areas of the world this precious resource is in danger. Investors and market players should be deepening their research and investment process to tackle water risks, often hidden in holdings across all asset classes. As investors, how do we first protect our clients from these risks, and how do we position these same clients to benefit from the growth opportunities in companies that are providing innovative systems, products and services to solve water quantity, quality and resilience issues?
This originally appeared in Bloomberg Markets Magazine
Getting a handle on environmental, social, and governance information has become more crucial for investor relations officers and other corporate executives. A lot of money is invested in accordance with ESG-related guidelines these days. The 1,380 institutions that have signed the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment, for example, oversee $59 trillion of assets.