Arguably, one of the most dynamic areas in investing has to be environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. Investor interest has surged in ESG, as well as the sheer number of dollars and funds invested in the screening method. But because of its dynamic and ever-changing nature, the style of investing can be hard to pinpoint with respect to trends and industry/investor focus.
Luckily, one of the largest index providers overall—including for ESG—has mapped out some of the biggest trends in ESG for the New Year.
State Street Global’s latest report on ESG shows some major shifts in ESG investor thinking and reinforces some already commonplace beliefs. In the end, these trends could shape the future of the investing style that investors can expect in terms of returns and outcomes.
Be sure to check out our ESG Channel to learn more.