Key Messages

It is true that investors look to create wealth from their investments, and in the recent past, companies that created value for shareholders at any cost, in terms of share prices and dividends, were in prominence.

However, the trend is slowly changing and investors have started to look at companies that do well on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. Companies that are environmentally benign, create social value, and are backed by robust governance mechanisms are in demand. Investors are now envisaging a future where ESG criteria play a major role.

ESG - An Ecological Commitment That Goes Beyond Pure Math