Swiss asset manager highlights pitfalls of ESG analysis

Investors should be aware of the most common pitfalls when incorporating ESG factors into investment decision making, a new white paper by RAM Active Investments concludes.

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In 2011, 20 percent of the companies listed in the S&P 500 index published sustainability or corporate responsibility reports. Six years later, in 2017, the number climbed to 85 percent, according to New York-based research firm Governance & Accountability Institute.

In other words, as awareness surrounding ESG issues has grown, so has the availability of ESG-related data supplied by companies.

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