Author: Lynk Global – lynk.global
The global economy is going through unprecedented times in 2020. As the pandemic causes wide-scale deglobalisation and rapid decoupling of supply chains, investors are shifting away from vulnerable assets in such volatile times. This period coincides with a renewed momentum of the ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) movement in the finance space, which calls for asset managers to think critically about investing sustainably rather than focusing just on generating financial returns.
“Integrating ESG into your investment processes and asset allocations will actually give you a better risk-adjusted return,” said Kimberley Stafford, managing director and head of APAC at Pimco in a recent Lynk Speaker Session. “It is not just a question of can I afford to do ESG? But also, more importantly, can I afford not to think about ESG?”
This article was originally published on Lynk Insights.
The conversation took place in the Lynk Speaker Session titled ‘Invest to Impact: Is ESG Ready to Take Centre Stage in a Post-Pandemic World?’ on August 19, 2020.
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