Hedge Funds Starting To Consider ESG Issues In Campaigns

By Chelsea Naso (March 30, 2018, 5:33 PM EDT) -- Activist hedge funds better known for their financially focused campaigns are increasingly looking at public companies' environmental, social and governance profiles, as institutional investors call for an emphasis on long-term value and markets react to the political climate and corporate scandals.

The focus on environmental, social and governance, or ESG, topics is not necessarily new, but it is a relative newcomer to the playbook of economic shareholder activists as issues like environmental sustainability, climate change, sexual harassment, and board and employee diversity are affecting public companies' worth.

"People haven't really made the connection between shareholder activism and companies' ESG profiles and...

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