The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) evolution that has progressed over many years is set to become a revolution. ESG investing, which began as a goodwill movement championed by a few, has today grown into a louder and more powerful structural shift in the way investors think about value creation. At CenterSquare, we have long believed in the case for ESG integration within the Real Asset (global real estate and infrastructure) investment framework as we recognize the return potential from high quality governance, more environmentally friendly assets, and societal contribution. From the investment strategy perspective, it provides a more complete analysis of risks and opportunities associated with each investment. This expanded underwriting is paramount in a world where risks related to the lack of environmental stewardship, social engagement, and strong governance could jeopardize the long-term sustainability of the business itself.
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