ESG: Making Business Better
Move over ROI. ESG is the hottest abbreviation in the capital markets now. Environmental, social and governance ratings aren't just the mark of a sustainable organization, to some extent, they're even a strong indicator of a good investment. And with societal expectations and investor demands changing, firms in the capital markets need to have these investment options in their portfolio if they want to keep clients happy.
In today's episode, we speak to Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy and Solutions Management at FIS Tony Warren, alongside Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Global Public Policy at FIS Andrew Ciafardini. We get granular and ask how ESG investments are impacting the institutions offering them as well as the risk and fund managers who manage them.
We discuss the key components of ESG and the benefits these investments have on the institutions offering them. We'll explore what's prompting firms to center their attention on ESG, as well as look at the challenges surrounding ESG scores and the numerous disparate rating standards. We'll also talk about:
- What should risk and fund managers be doing when educating their clients?
- Why is the expectation for ESG investments so significant?
- How are ESG factors measured?