The business case for banks to incorporate sound environmental and social risk due dilliegence in their lending and underwriting activities is clear – it improves overall risk management, helps identify new business opportunities, and enhances reputation and brand value. A 2019 study by MSCI1 links banks with better ESG performance to better returns, lower risk profiles and higher valuations.
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Outlook and next steps
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