These are unprecedented times. Equity markets have lost billions of pounds of value in a single day, the oil price fell into negative territory at one point and interest rates were cut twice in a week. Even ESG is changing.
Marketed as a long-term strategy that reduces downside risk, the pandemic means that although attitudes remain bullish on ESG, the main topics of conversation is changing.
We brought pension scheme and charity investors together with an asset manager, a consultant and campaigner to find out how the approach to ESG is evolving during such unprecedented times.