ESG Funds – A Global Shift in Investments

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  • 11 mins 03 secs
A global shift in attitudes across markets has caused a rise in investing in ESG funds. Where previously they may have been an afterthought, they are now becoming a priority for investors. Rumi Mahmood, Senior Associate at MSCI discusses what’s driving this change, emerging regional patterns, ESG performance and key things to consider in ESG fund selection.



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