Navigating the ESG Reporting Maze

An analysis of some of the major initiatives to improve corporate reporting of environmental, social and governance factors to help investors better price-in risks and opportunities and make meaningful comparisons of company performance.


For decades, responsible investing was the preserve of faith-based organizations that excluded so-called “sin-stocks,” such as companies in the gambling, alcohol, tobacco and firearms industries. Today, investing that incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria has moved into the mainstream. 

ESG factors cover a wide range of issues, from measures of company carbon emissions to labor and human rights policies and corporate governance structures. Increasingly, investors

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