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Opinion

ESG investment starts to gain a foothold in China

Companies focused on environmental, social and governance factors perform better

| China

The rise of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, factors as crucial markers on the investment landscape of the world's capital markets has been nothing short of spectacular over the past five years.

From the low- to mid-single digits at the beginning of the decade, in late 2018 39% of all professionally managed assets were invested according to ESG inputs, valued at $31 trillion, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.

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