- The Recent Performance of ESG Investing, the Covid-19 Catalyst and the Biden Effect
The Recent Performance of ESG Investing, the Covid-19 Catalyst and the Biden Effect
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Research / Market
The purpose of this paper is to appraise recent ESG trends in global equity markets. It contributes to a broader research project started at Amundi in 2014 on the relevance of ESG. Since the latest update in 2019, we have lived through a global pandemic that profoundly reshaped the global economy and society, and an eventful change of leadership in the United States...
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