Weathering the storm of ESG complexity by leveraging AI

October 6, 2021

ESG investing has grown exponentially in the last decade and is estimated to be somewhere between 35.31 to 40.52 trillion USD (according to the GSIA, 2021, and OPIMAS, 2020). The ESG investment industry is constantly in transition, with rapid developments across ESG strategies, approaches, and technologies reshaping the industry towards best standards of practice.

This transition is leading to variations in the scale and growth of sustainable investment in different regions, according to GSIA. Many regions continue to see strong growth in sustainable investment assets under management – most notably Canada, the United States and Japan. Other regions are slowing down their rate of growth or have seen a reported reversal – in particular Europe and Australasia. In both cases, this is largely due to changes in how sustainable investment is defined, either by law as in the case of the EU, or by new industry standards as is the case in Australasia.

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