Through tokenization technology, any project imaginable can gain access to the capital market. This brings new business and, for many investors, new opportunities to diversify their capital investments. The topic of sustainability is currently moving the financial markets like no other. In the field of Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), the UN and the EU are addressing the challenges of finding responsible and sustainable strategies in difficult market situations, and how investors can make a valuable contribution to greater sustainability.
Read more about the latest KPMG report on ESG and discover the latest business news of the day with the born2Invest mobile app.
According to KPMG, CEOs increasingly agree that ESG initiatives optimize customer relationships
That is true not only in terms of becoming more sustainable as a company but also in bringing ESG issues to the financial world. This is the intention of the UN, which is drafting a total of 17 sustainability goals. Under ESG, requirements are formulated for sustainability, social responsibility, and governance, i.e. having a say.
The standards can also be summarized under the technical term Sustainable Finance. Like the other Sustainable Development Goals, they are to be implemented or achieved globally by 2030. For the financial markets, this means responding more strongly to the needs of investors in the future, because they want to include sustainable investments in their portfolios.
82% of CEOs in Germany are prepared to divest a profitable part of the business if it damages the company’s reputation.
Sustainability is seen as a key strategic growth theme for this year. Providers of financial services have the opportunity to adapt the focus of their offerings to the growing trend as part of a sustainable corporate strategy. This is because there is a great willingness to invest in ESG assets, especially in Germany. In this country, more than half of CEOs intend to invest at least 10% of their revenue in sustainable programs, according to the KPMG CEO Outlook 2022.
As the survey shows, inflation concerns and geopolitical uncertainties in German companies are currently overshadowing other challenges such as ESG or digital transformation. However, the latter two topics remain the most important trends in the long term.
ESG aspects become value drivers
The foundation of a robust portfolio this year is sustainability. In addition to ESG, technology is also one of the megatrends. But in addition to ESG criteria, investors should also pay attention to what kind of companies are supported.
74% of CEOs of German companies confirm increasing pressure from their stakeholders with regard to ESG reporting.
ESG has long ceased to be a pure compliance issue, KPMG emphasizes. It is now a matter of linking ESG and digital strategies and embedding them in corporate strategies. In the long term, ESG and digital transformation remain the most important trends.
Impact investing is not just about the measurable impact on the environment. It is also about how the company is positioning itself financially, what its plans are for the future, and what measures are being taken to inspire investors.
When it comes to ESG, there is a growing recognition that there are not only risks and high demands but also great opportunities for future growth. And this is exactly what investors can benefit from this year in particular.
Impact investing brings benefits to the portfolio
According to Janus Henderson Investors, they are convinced that a consistent application of ESG analysis can bring higher risk-adjusted returns. According to the analysts, ESG criteria reduce investment risk and add value. They go on to say that a more forward-looking, dynamic approach is needed when making investment decisions.
To increase pressure on providers and companies to develop responsible projects, investors should invest more in sustainable assets. As demand increases, so will supply. The world is facing major sustainability challenges. Overcoming these will require investors to look boldly to the future and invest strategically.
DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our disclaimer for more information.
This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.
First published in finanzen.net, a third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.
Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us.
The Ponte Piccolo is Restored Thanks to Crowdfunding
The financing of 250,000 euros was made possible thanks to a fundraising campaign via a solidarity toll-free number. During the...
Stellantis Partners with Ayvens to Supply 500,000 Electric Cars
Stellantis has signed an agreement to sell half a million electric cars to Ayvens, a long-term car rental company, over...
CNBV Authorizes the First Fintech Companies in 2024
The CNBV authorizes Pago Confiado, based in Guanajuato, as the first Financial Technology Institution (IFPE) in 2024, bringing the total...
The CNMV Warns of the Risk of Crypto Assets Despite Its Regulation
The CNMV plans specific and intensive training in 2024 on cryptoassets and MiCA Regulation for its technicians responsible for supervision....
The Czech Economic Council Calls for the Creation of a Legal Cannabis Market
NERV's recommendation is an important step towards changing the approach to cannabis in the Czech Republic. The introduction of a...
Biotech1 week ago
Haier Receives Authorization from the Cnmc to Buy 20% of Shanghai Raas from Grifols
Impact Investing1 day ago
Guarantee Fund in Italy Brings Maximum Business Coverage to 5 Million
Crowdfunding2 weeks ago
Edoardo Reggiani Appointed Managing Director of ClubDealOnline
Biotech7 days ago
Gotham Insists on Projecting Its Doubts on Grifols