Recent policy action has increased transparency and consistency in data, resulting in more investor awareness and scrutiny.
The supply of sustainable investment opportunities is rising, corresponding to increasing demand, and spurring additional supply.
Companies with higher ESG ratings tend to be more competitive, with greater profitability and better risk controls, driving strong returns.
This has been particularly true in our rapidly changing world, where global forces such as population growth, depletion of natural resources and climate change create new risks and opportunities in markets.
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More consumers and institutions are asking companies to be socially and environmentally responsible.
They are voting with their dollars — paying a premium for products and brands that invest thoughtfully.