ESG compliance tops investor checklist

ESG PIC: SHUTTERSTOCK
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Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) factors have become imperative for corporates, as activists, government and the private sector grapple with ensuring a sustainable future.

ESG considerations are an increasingly becoming crucial in the business world as investors and financiers increasingly look to sustainability criteria when making investing and underwriting decisions.

Waseem Thokman, Head of ESG research at Peresec Research Institution, said companies and investors need to adhere not only to regulatory requirements and standards, but also go beyond compliance and stakeholder relations to look at the implications of their business models or companies they invest in.

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