ESG and responsible investing has gained further momentum in 2021. The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (also known as COP26) under the presidency of the UK is scheduled for November to accelerate the environmental goal of net zero carbon emissions. The pandemic has also increased the importance of corporate social conduct and the role of investors in its improvement and future sustainability.
Investors in physical and financial assets, and asset managers on their behalf, are increasingly being expected to be on the frontline of combating climate change and committing to sustainability goals. In its recent consultation on the Treasury Management Code of Practice, CIPFA has proposed a new TMP on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Risk Management.
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