Why the "S" in ESG is Important

The E and G of environmental, social and governance investing often get the most attention, but focusing on the S could reap rewards as well as making a positive impact 

Annalisa Esposito 21 July, 2020 | 10:06AM

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Climate change has shot up the agenda in recent years, with many individuals focusing on what they can do as individuals and society to unfold a cleaner future. The S - the social aspect - of ESG investing can be more difficult to measure, but it is just as important. 

This has particularly come to the fore in recent months as the Black Lives Matter movement has gained more traction. Investors are starting to realise the role that investing has to play in ending systemic racism, as well as helping to promote equal pay, better treatment of employees and social equality. 

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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