ESG and Fiduciary Responsibility: ‘Deep dives’ matter far more than checking the box


The importance of governance as part of the duty of company directors and investors has been on a clear upward trajectory since at least the end of the last century. On the eve of the Department of Labor’s ‘Fiduciary’ rule announcement, we explore the evolution beyond ‘check-the-box’ governance, the impact that greater ESG cognizance may have on the investments industry, and our views on being better longterm stewards of capital. Regardless of any policy changes we think that integrating an understanding of ESG risks and opportunities makes investment sense.

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