How companies are embracing ESG

Lesley Duncan manager of ASI UK Ethical Equity fund joins us to talk about why ESG has been brought to the forefront of investors and companies minds in recent months. Lesley breaks down each aspect of ESG, Environmental [0:50], Social [1:48], Governance [2:44] and covers how they’ve been impacted by the recent crisis.

She also tells us what ASI’s most recent investor survey highlights as the most important issue [4:07], her thoughts on Boohoo and choice to divest [4:40] and finally tells us what holdings FeverTree [7:30] and Aveva [7:50] are doing to embrace these ESG themes.

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