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ESG trends 2019

In our annual report, we explore the key environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends that are top of mind for investors. In 2019 we observe that the long haul many are bracing for has already started for ESG investors. Each of our five ESG trends to watch in 2019 contain potentially overlooked costs – and opportunities.

The five key ESG Trends that we have identified for 2019 are as follows:


  1. The Other Trade War: Plastic Waste
    • Waste reduction isn’t a marketing priority; it’s a business challenge.
  2. Regulating the Business of ESG Investing
    • Regulators have increased their focus on investors, not just issuers.
  3. The Not-So-Distant Future for Climate Risk
    • “Someday” has arrived, especially for private assets like real estate.
  4. The Big Signal Revolution
    • Accessing data is easy. Applying the most-relevant signals is key.
  5. Leadership in the Age of Transparency
    • Investors will ask “What are my rights?” before scandal hits.

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