The alpha & beta of ESG investing

Amundi ESG scoring on the financial impact of ESG preferences on developed market equities shows there is a difference between the periods before and after 2014. Before 2014, ESG could be implemented with high diversification in portfolios and low impact on portfolio performance. After 2014, especially in the eurozone, ESG has become a strong candidate to become the next risk factor. This is also true for North America with consequences for ESG integration choices for active and passive money managers.

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