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The Evolving Landscape of Corporate Governance and ESG

Responsible investing has gone from niche to mainstream and the consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors is now an integral part of the investment process for many institutional investors. According to the Global Sustainable Investment Review (2018), the total amount of globally managed sustainable assets rose by more than 34 percent between 2016 and 2018, from $22.8 trillion to $30.6 trillion, and is expected to continue to grow at a double-digit rate.

There has also been a convergence of ESG and Corporate Governance, as investors are demanding more from their portfolio companies’ management teams on key issues such as gender diversity, climate change, and human rights. At the same time, investors are increasingly voting against management on traditional governance issues related to director elections and executive compensation.

FactSet was joined by Kristina Ruter (Executive Director and Head of Methodology for ISS ESG Ratings) and Yovanka Bylander (Head of ESG Client Success, Americas) of ISS ESG to deliver a webcast about the forces that have led to the evolution of responsible investing in the marketplace, key ESG and Corporate Governance trends and drivers, and how investors can manage portfolio risks and seize new investment opportunities. Download it now:

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