While for many the rise of ESG issues across the financial services landscape may seem meteoric, in fact it has been a much slower burn, spanning many decades.
As it stands today, there is plenty to be optimistic about, particularly if the growth in the Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) global signatory base over the past three to five years is anything to go by. An increase in numbers is one thing, of course, but importantly we are also seeing this translate into more widespread uptake of ESG principles, and a maturing of responsible investment philosophies and practices. More firms are implementing ESG considerations into their investment activity and their architecture to support this has drastically improved.
Read the full comment in ESG Clarity‘s September 2021 digital magazine.