Paul LaCoursiere, Global Head of ESG Investments, explores four themes for 2022 that he considers pivotal to the direction of travel for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.
- ESG investing continues to gather momentum and we are hugely supportive. We believe open and meaningful debate on the opportunities and the limitations is key to realising potential.
- Challenges for the financial industry and investors include relying on corporate governance and capital markets to enforce intended change – key questions remain on how boardrooms strike the right balance.
- For investors to identify and invest in products that align with their values and objectives, we believe that global coordination of regulation and product labelling is a critical next step