Traders are big fans of the ‘G’ in ESG, survey finds

The survey found that 87% of European buyside traders said governance is “important” or “very important” to their business, especially in vendor and counterparty relationships.

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There’s been much debate about which letter matters most to investors in the abbreviation ESG.

Numerous surveys have been done on the topic, with many concluding that the “E” for environmental carries the most weight. Others suggest that trying to evaluate companies based on their combined environmental, social and governance credentials leads nowhere because the terms are incongruous and should be assessed separately.

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