How long will it be before ESG screening becomes mainstream and what does it really encompass? (video) - UBP
There is growing investor demand for sustainable products, with 168 new funds launched in the first half of 2019, after 305 in 2018. However, ESG investing (investing that focuses on environmental, social and governance factors) remains a tiny part of the whole investment space. Victoria Leggett, Head of Impact Investing at UBP, recently took part in an Asset TV masterclass analysing the current dynamics in the sector and outlining the challenge of developing reliable standards.