Partners Lance Dial and Celia Soehner write in Reuters that as more investors seek strategies to further their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, demand has grown for asset management firms to think critically about how they address ESG issues within operations and investment product offerings.
But while ESG has the ability to provide opportunities for both asset managers and their clients, “it comes with the potential for increased regulatory risk,” Lance and Celia write. “To mitigate that risk, asset managers should develop an overall strategy, establish agreed-upon defined terms, and create processes to ensure that products are being managed the way that they are described.”
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