Once upon a time, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors were a niche interest among asset owners, asset managers, banks, brokers and investment consultants. No longer. Investors now routinely analyse information on ESG performance alongside other financial and strategic information in order to gain a better understanding of companies’ future prospects.
About London Stock Exchange Group
Sitting at a critical junction between issuers and investors, London Stock Exchange Group plays an essential role in supporting global sustainable economic growth.
With more than 2,700 companies hosted on our markets, we seek to recognise and encourage dynamic companies that will drive long-term economic prosperity; helping them improve the sustainability of their business and enhance their ability to raise capital for growth and employment creation. At the same time, through FTSE Russell, our benchmarking and analytics business, we seek to support investors in making informed and sustainable decisions; providing them with the information and tools they need to assess issuers’ strategy, performance and governance.
Published: 3 March, 2017