Morals CAN pay
Research suggests that companies who successfully incorporate ESG risk management policies are actually capable of generating above average long-term risk adjusted returns.
Over the last few years, growing evidence has emerged to suggest that those companies who successfully incorporate ESG risk management policies are capable of generating good long-term risk adjusted returns, implying that investors can satisfy both their morals and their financial return expectations – or, to put it another way, there does appear to be growing evidence that it literally can pay to have principles.
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