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Market weekly – Fresh impetus to ESG investing (podcast)

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The pandemic has led to greater awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, both in a personal and business sense. This has reinforced the case for ESG investing as a way to do good while also targeting positive returns. Gabriel Wilson-Otto explains.

This Market weekly is part of the BNP Paribas Asset Management podcast series on our investment views and strategies. Also read the related article on our blog.

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