Why ESG evangelists need to zoom out

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Why ESG evangelists need to zoom out

Some ESG investors will only select like-minded managers that focus exclusively on ESG - but relying on subjectivity and emotion may be a mistake

Competition in the ESG sphere is heating up, but the race is not necessarily all about assets. As the environmental, social and governance space has burgeoned - propelled by a nitroglycerine-like performance boost during the pandemic - financial advisers and consultants are understandably searching for the best options for their clients. Assets under management paint a confusing picture as experienced ESG boutiques are rapidly eclipsed by larger rivals, whose gargantuan marketing budgets have helped them hoover up investors' ethically focused cash. So where to turn? Well, it seems ...

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