Do companies with strong ESG ratings make for better investments?

Michael Holder
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Do companies with strong ESG ratings make for better investments?

Investment analysts MSCI finds 'empirical evidence' that strong environmental social and governance performance translates to greater financial returns and lower risks

When the concept of measuring companies by their environmental social and governance (ESG) performance first started to emerge in financial circles over a decade ago, such factors were widely ignored by...

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