From the WBCSD article published: 12 May 2020, Author: Yi Sun
“Stock markets around the world have seen major volatility over the past two months as the COVID-19 pandemic gives way to an economic downturn. But amid this unforeseen shock, publicly traded companies who take sustainability seriously seem to significantly outperform the markets across various geographies.
Based on empirical analysis, businesses in WBCSD membership who demonstrate taking environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into account, beat the major stock exchange benchmarks by 4.3-9.4%, for year to date ending on 30 April 2020.”
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