It’s plain for all to see, ESG research works

There is enough evidence that corporate governance and other research referred to as "extra-financial" is helpful for performance improvement of investment portfolios. For instance, in June this year Deutsche Bank released an extensive review examining the most recent academic literature regarding the relationship between environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors and investment returns. Some of the most important conclusions were that academic research consistently finds a lower cost of debt and equity capital for companies with better ESG performance characteristics.

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