Covid-19 Is Accelerating ESG Investing And Corporate Sustainability Practices
25. May 2020
So far, the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has not stopped the growth of ESG investing, which has seen a steady increase in inflows and better-than-average returns since the start of the pandemic. In a recent research paper, DWS argues that the pandemic is advancing the strategic case for sustainable investment. The question now arises whether ESG investing and its corporate equivalent, the integration of sustainability into business models, will become the new normal or whether the pandemic will eventually slow them down or derail them.