There are many reasons why institutional investors are looking for firms that adhere to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Some of the latest moves to boost the ethical investment zeitgeist have been BlackRock’s announcement to commit to racial diversity, major banks pulling out of for-profit prisons, divestment from fossil fuels, and plans for rebranding, with mixed responses from a variety of communities on the latter in particular. We talk to French bank Natixis about how their ESG program is rolling out.
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