Hair-raising territory: Is ESG investment across emerging markets like walking a tightrope?

Addressing data reporting and analysis issues

Pedro Gonçalves
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Encouraging EMs to place emphasis on ESG does not come without its challenges

Encouraging EMs to place emphasis on ESG does not come without its challenges

The destruction Covid-19 wrought upon markets has given ESG investing across emerging markets a new lease of life, according to investment professionals, who acknowledge the market area is not a typical hunting ground for environmentally and socially conscious investors.

Funds that follow ESG principles captured record amounts of inflows last year, with asset managers pulling in $51.1bn of new assets - more than doubling 2019's take -according to the latest figures from...

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