by Catherine Hoyle, Analyst, Responsible Investment, BMO Global Asset Management
The importance of ESG disclosure has grown as a result of regulatory changes, the development of internationally recognised disclosure frameworks, and rising demand from investors, who are increasingly incorporating ESG factors into investment decision-making.
We contacted 43 companies – each with a market cap of less than US$10 billion – to highlight the most material environmental and social issues for their respective industries which we think should underpin their ESG reporting frameworks.
Of these 43 companies, 20 were willing to engage in dialogue. With few other investors engaging them on ESG disclosure, we found that they were receptive to our advice.
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