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ESG guides: New resources aim to draw would-be impact investors

But public guides are just ‘a first step’; industry veterans say they prefer proprietary data

Annabeth Leow
Published Mon, Sep 12, 2022 · 05:50 AM

INVESTORS who are keen to make a difference with their dollars can take heart, as guides to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing are becoming more common.

“ESG investment growth has stimulated a regional increase in ESG-focused service providers offering knowledge and reporting,” said Justin Pooley, ESG manager for Asia and the Pacific at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank organisation.

Such educational resources are being unveiled by institutions looking to drum up interest and support for ESG investments – with the ongoing rollout of “market intelligence” profiles from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) being a case in point.

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