Speakers at the Global Invest Forum discussed the difficulty of integrating ESG into investment decisions without clear data or definitions of sustainability.
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When investors and their advisers gather there is a single recurring theme that arises again and again: environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.
So it was in Paris this week as the great and the good of European fund management and asset owners gathered for the Global Invest Forum, the industry’s annual get together to share and debate the biggest issues affecting what they do with billions in savers' hard-earned money.
On day one ESG investing, along with its closely related cousin impact investing, emerged repeatedly—even in sessions designed to tackle other issues.
With pressure from politicians, regulators and la
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