Asset managers throughout geographies and asset courses are more and more incorporating environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) concerns in any respect ranges of the funding administration enterprise. Elevated concentrate on ESG has been pushed by investor demand and the introduction of recent regulatory necessities in sure key jurisdictions. ESG concerns now have a extra vital function to play within the growth and implementation of funding methods, evaluation of funding alternatives, ongoing administration of investments and interplay with buyers, each on the level of funding and as a part of ongoing reporting. On this article, which varieties a part of our ‘Dechert on ESG’ sequence, we study how asset managers can reply to evolving finest practices through the use of principles-based requirements and ESG reporting and disclosure frameworks established by world non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”) and trade associations.
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