ESG - Everyone is talking about it!

Tavistock Wealth - 21st February 2020

 Ironically, the turning point may have been President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2017 that set the tidal wave of “doing the right thing” in motion.

ESG is no longer a side project designed to window-dress political and corporate correctness, but the new cornerstone of a remarkable sea change in financial markets that has increasingly influenced the direction in which leaders drive their operations. The ESG policy initiatives taken by the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, COP26, European Commission, European Central Bank, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs and the Bezos Earth Fund are a few examples of the level of commitment to this global cause. Betting against this trend is no longer socially or financially acceptable, just ask the hedge funds that had been short Tesla shares!

See aside for our Chief Investment Officer’s most recent CNBC appearance in which he discusses ESG investing.

ESG is no longer a side project designed to window-dress political and corporate correctness, but the new cornerstone of a remarkable sea change in financial markets that has increasingly influenced the direction in which leaders drive their operations. The ESG policy initiatives taken by the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, COP26, European Commission, European Central Bank, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs and the Bezos Earth Fund are a few examples of the level of commitment to this global cause. Betting against this trend is no longer socially or financially acceptable, just ask the hedge funds that had been short Tesla shares!

See below for our Chief Investment Officer’s most recent CNBC appearance in which he discusses ESG investing.

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