Can anything be ESG?

A well-established asset class, area of future innovation and a bridge too far

Jamie Gordon

Open pit mine Siberia

Though applying ESG criteria to conventional equity and bond allocations might pose enough of a challenge, some believe the green hue of sustainable investing can encompass all parts of a portfolio, including alternatives.

Question-marks linger for ESG proponents, from how to categorise funds in regulatory frameworks, to data gaps in Scope 3 emissions and how to rank assets such as sovereign bonds, however, this has not halted demand for sustainable launches in more esoteric exposures...

This article first appeared in ETF Stream's recent ESG Unlocked report. To read the full article, click here.


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