Doing what is good is good for business.
Companies with a strong ESG profile have better or equal financial performance, supported by an analysis of over 2000 studies and reflected in the net investment returns of listed companies.
Today, a quarter of all assets under professional management in the US (= US$12 trillion) are now sustainable, responsible or impact investing assets. This is not a fad - sustainable investing has been around for years and will continue to grow.
Some areas to watch: bridging the gap between institutional and retail impact investing; and shifting the balance of investing from negative or exclusionary strategies to more positive approaches.