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11 May. 2021 | Comments (0)
ESG investing has been around for decades, but it has gained considerable momentum in recent years.
In this podcast, Paul Washington, Executive Director of the ESG Center, speaks with Hari Balkrishna, Portfolio Manager for T. Rowe Price’s Global Impact Equity strategy, about the different ways investors are incorporating ESG factors into their investment strategies – from Socially Responsible Investing (which excludes certain categories of firms) to Impact Investing (which focuses on firms that have a positive environmental and social impact). They discuss what data investors need to make informed decisions, which go beyond the obvious reporting frameworks; the impact of the pandemic and the new Administration on sustainability; how investors spot signs of greenwashing; the main areas of ESG risk and opportunity in the next 5-10 years; and the most important piece of advice Hari would provide CEOs who are looking to integrate ESG into their processes and products.
How Important is ESG to Capital Markets? Investor and Lender Perspectives (Webcast, The Conference Board, March 2021)
International Evidence on the Mismatch between Firms' ESG Disclosure and ESG Performance (Publication, The Conference Board, February 2021)
Impact Investing: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever (T. Rowe Price, March 2021)