Study finds poor ESG practices negatively impact long-term value, but that this is not reflected in short-term stock prices.
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The world is full of ESG ratings promoting the benefits of a stellar corporate performance on environmental, social and governance factors. But what of the downsides? New research suggests ESG-related incidents can reduce stock performance in the future, though investors appear to be struggling with how to price it in.
The research looked at 80,000 ESG incidents at 2,700 US companies to find out what happened to stock performance after the bad news. It may come as no surprise to learn that stock performance fell over the long term and when new ESG incidents hit the news. But what emerged as a surprise is that many investors fail to price i
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