Investors are increasingly interested in the social purpose of companies, with a new focus on the quality of workforce practices and how they should be reported.
We are in an era in which mainstream asset managers are paying closer attention to both the direct impacts and the externalities of their investments. This applies equally to how they deliver sustainable long-term growth for shareholders as well as to how they can make a positive contribution to society.
I have been a trustee of the responsible investment charity ShareAction since 2014. In that time, I’ve seen the focus of the investment community expand to include a greater range of social considerations, as well as their longer-standing concerns.
Leading investors are taking a broad-based view regarding what business success looks l
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