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Russia Causes Havoc On ESG

The invasion of Ukraine has created a massive shift in how the world views and treats Russian assets. From sanctions on foreign reserves to removing Russian equities from portfolios and indexes, the world’s response has been swift. For the most part—aside from increased volatility—investors have been insulated from the carnage.

That is, except for investors in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing.

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict has thrown ESG investors for a loop. It has not only affected Russian holdings, but whether they can and should be accepted into ESG indexes and funds. While some pundits have called this the death knell for ESG and socially responsible investing (SRI), the conflict has certainly thrown cold water on the ESG movement.

Ultimately, it makes due diligence and regulation even more important when it comes to ESG.

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