ESG portfolios can pursue resilience to systemic social risks

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If a key investment story of 2020 is COVID-19 and the disconnect between manic markets and a traumatized global economy, a less dramatic but financially urgent sequel to that story may focus on heightened market volatility and the search for more resilient investment solutions. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing has emerged as a key method for pursuing such portfolio resilience, particularly in the context of proliferating economic and systemic social risks.

Our Head of ESG for Canada discusses the material social factors she and her team have observed during the pandemic—health and safety, labor relations, and respect for the community.

 

Maggie Childe

Margaret Childe
Head of ESG, Canada,
Manulife Investment Management

 

 

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Manulife
Contex Group