Street View – Ramblings on Real Estate #4 by Jim Gott
Investopedia defines ESG as: “A set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments. Environmental criteria consider how a company performs as a steward of nature. Social criteria examine how it manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where it operates. Governance deals with a company’s leadership, executive pay, audits, internal controls, and shareholder rights.”
This description suggests that ESG is only relevant to ‘socially conscious investors.’ Mount Street disagrees with this, partly due to our own ESG views, but mainly due to our risk management views.
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