In Emerging Markets, Does It Pay to Worry About ESG Factors? (T. Rowe Price)

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While environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has entered the mainstream in developed markets, these factors are still not as widely incorporated when investing in emerging markets (EM). However, while there are many EM companies that are still behind the curve in terms of ESG best practices, there are also many that are committed to improving or maintaining high ESG standards. And in answer to the question, “Does it pay to worry about ESG factors in EM?” we only need to look at the comparative long‑term value creation between those companies that do versus those that do not.

The full report by Ernest Yeung, Portfolio Manager, T. Rowe Price Emerging Markets Discovery Stock Fund, is available here.

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