Spotlight firmly focused on ESG space in 2020

A bumper year of events ahead promoting sustainable investment

Investment Week news editor Beth Brearley

Investment Week news editor Beth Brearley

Last week was a busy time for the asset management industry in the ESG space.

Liontrust upped the ante, with the firm's sustainable investment team pledging to increase its engagement with companies to ensure they reduce absolute carbon emissions to zero, on the grounds such companies will gain a competitive advantage and generate better returns in the transition to an "ultra-low carbon world". The firm has called for over 200 investee companies to provide a plan by the end of 2020 for reaching zero carbon emissions detailing when this will be achieved.  State Street Global Advisors also doubled up in its efforts to integrate ESG considerations into its investm...

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