Companies generally known to be the ESG leaders in their field do not always – or even in most of the cases – produce net positive impact, understood in a compound ethical, environmental and economic sense. Investing in an ESG-themed fund does not guarantee a more positive net impact compared to investing in an ordinary fund either. These are some of the key finds of the first Net Impact Report compiled by Helsinki-based company The Upright Project.
In the report, The Upright Project ran the Fortune Global 500 list through its net impact model. The mathematical model produces continuously updated estimates of the net impact of companies.
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