ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE RISK (ESG) INVESTING: AN INSURANCE PERSPECTIVE

31.05.2019
BY SHADRACK KWASA & KATE MILLER

As ESG takes a more prominent role in investment many related terms and approaches have emerged. Usually when ESG is discussed the focus is on the wider benefits of building on ESG portfolios. Whilst these are numerous, there can also be ESG impacts on many types of investments and it is essential to take these into account when measuring the risks present in your portfolio. Increasingly, investors are finding that simply discussing ESG is becoming confusing and doing something about it is an even greater challenge. In this paper we briefly describe what is meant by ESG and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and describe the impact these issues can have on an insurer’s business.

 

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