According to a new study by Nuveen, COVID-19 could actually increase environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. Morningstar’s head of sustainability research, Jon Hale, said “five times as many sustainable funds ranked in their category’s top quartile than in the bottom quartile.” However, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new proposed rule limiting proxy submissions could be a future problem for ESG-related proposals going forward. Nuveen found that if the proposed rules were in place in 2010, 614 of ESG-related proxy proposals wouldn’t have been approved. Nuveen’s recent study also highlighted some key trends to watch in 2020.
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