Investors demand more ESG focus from small and micro caps

Enhanced reporting and transparency on ESG policies are a must

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No investors suggested the focus on ESG will decrease.
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No investors suggested the focus on ESG will decrease.

Small and micro-cap companies must increase their focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues to attract the attention of investors, an MBH Corporation study has shown.

According to the research carried out by the investment holding company, 87% of professional investors said ESG issues will increase over the next 12 months, with a further 31% expecting a "dramatic increase" within the next year. Almost half of those surveyed, which collectively manage £83.2bn in small and micro-cap investments, said the focus on ESG will increase significantly over the next five years, with no investors suggesting the focus will decrease. Calastone: ESG funds rake in 90% of July equity vehicle inflows Investors will also expect enhanced reporting and transparency...

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