Corporate responsibility to be key focus for ESG investors in 2021

Social and governance issues high on agenda

Pedro Gonçalves
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Boardrooms will be under pressure to take social and governance issues more seriously this year
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Boardrooms will be under pressure to take social and governance issues more seriously this year

Companies will be forced to respond to investor demands for greater corporate responsibility in 2021, as ESG investors sharpen their focus.

As the tide of ESG investing shows no sign of slowing down, Covid-19 may well give an extra push to the market for investments that aim to do good and still provide solid returns. But where once the 'E' in ESG was arguably the most high profile of the trio of considerations, investors will now demand improvements on the 'S and 'G' pillars. 'A year of dramatic progress': What does 2021 have in store for ESG? "Employee welfare has taken on a new importance in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, with many companies seeking to protect their workers and preserve their businesses," Ana Vi...

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