Covid-19 could be the catalyst for sustainable investing becoming the norm

Irish Times | Oct 23, 2020 at 3:00 AM
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing gained significant momentum in the latter half of the previous decade as the world recovered from the global financial crisis and began to appreciate the value of sustainable business practices.
  • As we begin the next decade it’s clear that some countries have fully embraced an ESG approach to investment, while others remain ambivalent, or worse, wholly reject it as a financial ethos.
  • Ireland was also one of the first European countries to issue a green bond raising €3 billion, while in 2018 we were the first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies.