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Picking better firms through ESG lens

Investors are better able to find good companies by paying attention to the environmental, social, governance metrics

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Ms McQuillen notes that ESG is gaining ground in the US because of wealth transfers from grandparents to children, who "want to save the world".

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EVALUATING potential investments through an environmental, social and governance (ESG) lens is a logical process that can help investors pick better companies, said Mary Jane McQuillen, head of ESG Investment at US equities manager ClearBridge Investments. "Because we're