Ethical investing concerns: Has ESG gone off the rails?

Investment manager questions ESG's direction of travel

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Sharon Bentley-Hamlyn explains why she is becoming 'increasingly queasy' about ESG's direction of travel...

As an investment firm that has taken into consideration environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors for more thab a decade, with close attention being paid since our founding in 2006 to corporate social responsibility, e.g. good governance, anti-corruption and bribery, and "putting something back" into communities, I am becoming increasingly queasy about the direction of travel of so-called ESG. In an article back in March, The parlous state of ESG, I lamented that what might have been a framework to encourage more ethical investing had become a bureaucratic nightmare of box-ticki...

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