Plastics, regulation and climate risk: Five key green and ESG investment trends for 2019

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What are the big ESG themes for 2019?
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What are the big ESG themes for 2019?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is no longer a niche concern.

Today, ESG classified investment products account for more than $20trn in assets under management, or roughly a quarter of all professionally managed assets around the world, according to Forbes. A third of investors are also keen to increase their exposure to sustainable investments over the next two years, as concerns over climate risks escalate and evidence grows that ESG investments can consistently outperform the market. Meanwhile, the green loans market is also booming, further signalling the rising popularity of green investing among corporates, according to Refinitiv, formerly...

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