Why shareholders should care about sustainability

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Stockholm (NordSIP) From the Stockholder to the Stakeholder, an enhanced meta-study from Arabesque partners and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, that gives overview on the current state of ESG research, makes clear the correlation between strong economic performance and sustainable business practices. It does this by investigating both strategic management perspectives, where a vast majority of sources provide evidence of better operational performance through enhanced sustainability practices, and subsequently by evaluating investment performance, which also largely experiences improvement. Consequently, the report finds how investors and asset owners move from being stockholders to also becoming stakeholders.

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In the current economic environment, even the strongest companies will face challenges from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps now more than ever, understanding the factors that could have a material impact on a company’s sustainability will play a role in investment decision-making.

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