Video: The year companies showed their true colours

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Video: The year companies showed their true colours

The COVID pandemic prompted an acceleration of flows into ESG strategies as investors grasped the impact companies can have – both positive and negative - on society, says Schroders’ Katherine Davidson.

In an exclusive video interview with Investment Week, Schroders portfolio manager Davidson talked to ESG editor Beth Brearley about where we are today with sustainable investing and how the events of 2020 have marked a watershed when it comes to thinking about the topic. "You only have to look at the flows into ESG funds to see what an inflection point we had in 2020. We saw record inflows into the space and assets under management in ESG strategies is now running at around the $2trn mark. There has been a real acceleration there," Davidson said. "Part of that was prompted by the pand...

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