Digesting the ‘alphabet soup’ | Brunswick Group

Digesting the ‘alphabet soup’

There are a large number of ESG-related organisations, standards and ratings agencies. Amelia Pan looks at some of the most prominent in the market – and provides some clarity for confused IROs

Daily, it seems, FTSE companies announce net-zero targets, invitations arrive for a new ESG conference, and companies field a new ESG survey or request. Yet research by the IR Society last year found that a mere 13% of respondents had fully incorporated ESG factors into their investment stories. The same survey found that four in 10 IROs surveyed had not discussed the ESG analysis process with their top investors. 

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This article originally appeared in the IR Society’s Spring 2020 issue of Informed Magazine. Download the complete issue here.