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KPMG has collaborated with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in the development of a Sustainable Investment Framework Navigator (SIFN) tool that provides asset managers with more transparency on the environmental and social impacts of their investments.
Sustainable finance has seen tremendous growth in recent years, but the field is still beset by data problems that need to be overcome for these investments to take full effect.
In the second quarter, sustainable funds rebounded strongly from the coronavirus market sell-off, supported both by the stock market recovery and growing investor interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Global inflows into sustainable funds were up 72% in the second quarter of the year, according to a Morningstar report.
Today’s new environment offers an opportunity for companies, governments and civil society groups to think critically about what their role might be in creating a more resilient future. The investment industry is not immune to this. One critical way of thinking on how to create resilience is ESG investing.