MIKE SELL

By MIKE SELL

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The missing ‘G’ in Sustainability

The environmental aspect of sustainability receives significant attention in light of efforts to move to a carbon neutral world and to limit global warming to below 2 degrees following the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Social issues, for example in terms of worker safety & protection, have gained greater visibility during the Covid pandemic.
However, we increasingly notice that governance issues are being ignored by fund managers. This is particularly an issue in Emerging
Markets, where regulatory and governmental structures may still be developing, resulting in potentially fewer checks and balances on corporate behaviour.

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