Environmental, social and governance (ESG) Investing has been a hot topic amongst investors in recent years. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the resiliency of ESG investments, causing more companies to focus on their ESG metrics. Market participants are beginning to see good ESG as likely to contribute to returns. While ESG is growing in importance, sustainability-related accounting standards are still in development.
Seasoned investors see moments like this as opportunities for excess returns, similar to the emergence of new technology. What are key challenges encountered with current tools and data? What are practical techniques to assist in decision-making when assessing a company's ESG risk and performance? What is the difference between ESG and CSR? The SS&C Learning Institute’s latest course, ESG Investing, explores these themes, explains the core concepts of ESG, and discusses ongoing debates in the field.
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