During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies with a strong ESG track record tended to fare better than those that did not incorporate ESG standards into their operations.
|Looks predominantly at the company’s operations; provides a framework for evaluating the company.||Pays more attention to the products and services the company offers.|
|Usually involves publicly traded assets.||Usually involves private funds.|
|The addition of ESG factors is used to improve traditional financial analysis.||The investments need to have a direct, measurable social and/or environmental positive effect.|
deVere Group CEO and founder, Nigel Green, regards this as a critical stride in our journey towards a net-zero economy.