The biggest challenge when it comes to sustainable investing is data measurability and availability. Quantifying E, S and G factors is a difficult task, especially when more than 80% of ESG information available at this stage relates to policy statements, rather than material or numeric metrics, Goldman’s Barrs says.

Bloomberg Intelligence analysts say it’s not so much “about E, S or G but about niches that differentiate asset managers.” The analysts say that in general, ESG tends to “provide a buffer during downturns, but fails to keep pace when the market heats up.”

--With assistance from Ksenia Galouchko.

This article was provided by Bloomberg News.

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