What is ESG in financial services?
A prominent trend in contemporary finance is the rapid growth of socially responsible investing and the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in investment decisions.
CSR factors have risen in prominence among regulators (ASIC’s and APRA’s focuses on corporate governance, culture and ethical treatment of customers and internal people). World leaders are collaborating on climate policy, Sustainable Development Goals, and measures to reduce financial disadvantage and the like; and rules to mitigate modern slavery and supply chains that involve unethical processes are widespread.
Consideration of ESG is at the heart of investment strategies that may be described, often interchangeably, as ‘socially responsible investing’, ‘responsible investing’, ‘sustainable investing’, ‘social investing’, ‘ethical investing’ or ‘impact investing’.
What you will learn
- The influence of ESG factors on socially responsible investing
- What is ESG in relation to its alignment with socially responsible lending
- How is the specific ESG criteria used to assess investment opportunities and risks
- What are the risks of SRI and ESG integration
Recognition of Prior Learning
You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. It will be available online for you to download and print immediately.
ASIC-supervised licensees: RG146 Managed Investment