Profit vs purpose: Do investors need to sacrifice returns to reward strong ESG performers?

Cannot rely on ratings

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The primary goal of any company is to maximise financial returns for its shareholders.

The view that this cannot be achieved whilst also taking action to excel from an environmental, social and governance perspective has been hotly contested as ESG has risen up the agenda. As we mark the end of COP27, it is time to take stock of the state of ESG investment in 2022, debunking areas of complexity and confusion and plotting a path for meaningful impact in the future.  ESMA to introduce rules on ESG fund names to tackle greenwashing This dichotomy between profit and purpose has not been helped by the complexity of the space - there is much confusion around what ESG inves...

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