Environmental, social and governance issues are arguably the hottest topics in the corporate treasury space. A key area that they affect is short-term investing. We listened in to ICD’s recent webinar to find out what a treasurer needs to know.
A recent webinar by ICD looked at the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on short-term investing. “The whisper of ESG has now become a very audible voice and is only getting louder by the day,” says Justin Brimfield, Chief Marketing Officer at ICD and host of the webinar.
Indeed, data from McKinsey indicates that global sustainable investment now tops US$30trn – up 68% since 2014 and tenfold since 2004. And for good reason, it seems. An analysis of more than 300 companies by the Boston Consulting Group found that organisations with better ESG standards are more profitable and trade at a premium to rivals.
Source: Treasury Today