UK: Impact investing using ESG risk to create opportunity

Investors are now more aware of the risks to financial returns that come from environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

But what about the impact of those investments?

All organisations and investments have impacts in the real world. Companies produce goods and services that can make people’s lives better; they can contribute to solving the world’s problems. At the same time, companies create – even if unintentionally – negative impacts on society or the environment, like pollution, child labour, bribes and corruption, habitat destruction, resource depletion and carbon emissions that cause climate change.

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