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  • What is ESG?
    ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance.
  • What are some examples of common issues in Environmental of ESG?
    One of ESG investment considerations is Environmental. Related common issues are: impact of climate change, air and water pollution, waste disposal, energy efficiency and water shortages, etc.
  • What are some examples of common issues in Social of ESG?
    One of ESG investment considerations is Social. Related common issues are: human rights, consumer privacy, gender equality, labor relations, employee health and safety, etc.
  • What are some examples of common issues in Governance of ESG?
    One of ESG investment considerations is Governance. Related common issues are: systematic risk management, reporting and audit policies, corporate ethics and culture, competitive behavior, etc.
  • Why do we need to consider ESG factors in the investment decision process?
    The application of ESG indicators help to improve the actual understanding of the company's financial indicators and it has positive significance for investors to predict its subsequent development and improve risk management.
    More than a quarter of the global professionally managed assets incorporate ESG factors into investment strategies.
  • Fewer options in ESG investment?
    ESG investment is becoming more and more popular and many ESG funds/bonds have been launched in the market.

 

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