Ethical, Environmental, Social and Governance-Oriented Investments
By Julia M. Puaschunder (Harvard)
In the aftermath of the 2008/9 World Great Recession, ethical investing blossomed as opportunity to imbue trust in the economy. The crisis aftermath offered invaluable opportunities to redefine social investment to strengthen a more sustained, inclusive and equitable society. The 2015 incepted Sustainable Development Goals spearheaded the idea of financing societal advancement. Ethical, Environmental, Social and Governance-oriented Investments are key to sustainable prosperity. In the wake of stakeholder activism and based on intrinsic socio-psychological motives, ethics, environment, social and governance roots in finance hold untapped opportunities of sustainable prosperity in the finance world and in the implementation of sustainable prosperity.