London Partner Matthew Baker and Associate Director Chris Ormond authored an article featured Jan. 10 in Investment Europe concerning environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards, and how the investment funds industry has begun to embrace sustainability in its dealings with clients and investors. “As policymakers have become more interested in how asset managers achieve their non-financial goals, we are seeing a long-term trend emerge of environmental, social and governance (ESG) / sustainable, responsible and impact investment (SRI) standards driving regulatory compliance,” they wrote. “ESG and SRI are also beginning to influence standards of care, with investors and lenders increasingly using ESG/SRI measures to evaluate the performance of investments.”

Compliance with ESG standards will be a featured topics in BCLP’s 10th annual Emerging Themes in Financial Regulation 2020 Report, set to be launched Jan. 23.

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