With rising demands from both consumers and clients for transparency and accountability from investments, it is important that investment managers incorporate environmental, social and governmental factors into their investment decisions. Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) implications are not only crucial for retaining clients, but also vital for ensuring financial decisions manage risks better, resulting in economically efficient and sustainable investment returns.

ESG factors have a significant role to play in the financial returns on investments. Failure to consider these factors can put the value of returns at greater risk. Conversely, incorporating these factors can result in even greater returns, for longer periods of time.  The breadth of areas that ESG factors encompasses reflects how vital consideration of these factors is as these investment decisions are part of wider systemic risks.

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For further information, please contact the Policy Team at

Policy@actuaries.org.uk