Jobs bonanza in stewardship and sustainable investment teams

With a doubling of jobs in stewardship teams and a quadrupling of jobs in ESG-related jobs in just three years, the Financial Times reports of a jobs bonanza in the asset management industry.

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The world’s biggest asset managers have started a hiring spree across their stewardship and sustainable investing teams in a response to growing demand for ESG - environmental, social and governance - investing, reports the Financial Times.

From 2017 to 2020, the number of people in stewardship teams of the leading fund houses almost doubled, according to data compiled by the FT.

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