Companies with strong ESG scores outperform, study finds (Financial Times)

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Companies with better environmental, social and governance standards typically record stronger financial performance and beat their benchmarks, according to research from Axioma.

The risk and portfolio analytics provider said the majority of portfolios weighted in favour of companies with better ESG scores outperformed their benchmarks by between 81 and 243 basis points in the four years to March 2018.

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