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Financial sector needs better ways of measuring ESG, says academic

In the last two decades, pension funds and asset managers have generally become more transparent about how they invest and use ESG factors. But a professor from Copenhagen Business School tells AMWatch there is still room for improvement.

Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility is located at CBS' department at Dalgas Have. | Photo: Bjarke MacCarthy/CBS

Pension funds and asset managers as a whole are publishing an increasing volume of material detailing how they integrate, implement and measure ESG factors within their overall investment strategies and portfolios.

But this has not always been the case, according to Steen Vallentin, Director at the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

AMWatch met the CBS professor in his office to discuss how ESG has evolved in the financial sector over the last two decades.

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