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Will COVID-19 Prove a Watershed for ESG?

by Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer, Rick Stathers, senior ESG analyst and climate specialist, Mirza Baig, global head of governance all at Aviva Investors

COVID-19 has thrown new light on the interdependencies in human and natural ecosystems, and the vulnerabilities of a closely networked world. Aviva Investors’ responsible investment specialists ask whether this will prove a turning point for environmental, social and governance issues.

The outbreak of a global pandemic raises many profound questions. It is impossible to look at the global health crisis and its knock-on effects, without considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

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It is not possible to answer the myriad of environmental, social and governance questions that arise from COVID-19 while the debates are in their infancy. In the meantime, however, we look at whether COVID-19 will accelerate or decelerate progress and focus on ESG’s constituent parts.

Click here to continue reading this and other articles in Ekonamik’s July 2020 Corona Issue.

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