Shifting gear: Is ESG poised for a mainstream breakthrough?

Madeleine Cuff
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Shifting gear: Is ESG poised for a mainstream breakthrough?

Institutional investors expect massive jump in the use of environmental, social and governance strategies over the next two years - but will sceptics, skills shortages and a lack of hard data stall market take-off?

The finance world is set to become markedly greener, fairer and more ethical within the next two years, if the results of a major new survey from French bank BNP Paribas are to be believed. The survey,...

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