The initial discussion of the forum focussed on how the perception of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals by both business and consumer has been remade over the past 30 years. A focus on environmental sustainability, at one point a fringe view practically vilified by business, is now a centrepiece of many companies.
“The time frame for focus on ESG has collapsed. The need is in the here and now.”
Ian Coleman – Chairman, Vixcroft
It is not just in the prioritisation of ESG that we have seen change. The tide has turned over the past 30 years in dramatic fashion when it comes to financial results as well. Funds aligned with ESG goals have consistently outperformed competitors. Many members of the group recall when the terms environmental impact and sustainability were considered the enemy of established performance metrics. However, ESG is now a must-have in any investment or business to ensure long-term success and financial sustainability, which is relevant now more than ever. Read the full whitepaper from our latest Financial Focus discussion below:
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