ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) is the hottest topic in the professional investment world today

According to NASDAQ research, assets under management (AUM) for ESG-integrated strategies were $8.2 trillion by the end of 2020, up 34% from the end of 2018. The expansion of assets managed under ESG strategies empowers investors to seek out companies with defined ESG characteristics, expanding the scope beyond "clean" sectors like information technology to practically every area of the economy. Many investors are now incorporating ESG considerations into their investment decisions.

The ESG Imperative investigates the dynamics driving ESG fund growth. The implications of ESG disclosure for the Energy, Manufacturing, Smart Spaces, and Supply Chain industries are examined. We also look at how the ESG Imperative affects investors and management teams in the digital industry:

  • What are the key factors driving growth in Socially Responsible Investing?
  • What are current regulatory factors impacting corporate ESG strategies?
  • How do traditionally “brown” industries such as Oil and Gas fit into ESG investment frameworks?
  • What are the dimensions of Manufacturing that impact ESG scores?
  • What is the role that ESG criteria play in Real Estate investing?
  • What are the most important ESG trends in Smart Building and Smart Cities?
  • How should companies evaluate the ESG characteristics of their Supply Chains?
  • What is the role that electrification plays in increasing the ESG attractiveness across the Transportation sector?


Don't miss out on the most crucial financial trend. Executives, managers, and investors in venture capital, private equity, and institutional funds must comprehend the implications of ESG in their respective businesses.


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