Companies that have good ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) credentials perform better, according to Mark Mobius, who was recently in Mumbai to promote his latest book ‘Invest For Good – A Healthier World And A Wealthier You’. The tremendous interest among investors in ESG issues encouraged the investment guru to pen down this book. Mobius said more and more people are investing in passive funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). “We would love to actively invest in companies that rank higher in ESG in emerging markets, which may seem risky today but holds a promising future,” he said. Mobius aims to create a better world and makes his investments accordingly. “If companies adhere to ESG standards, they will outperform those who do not. The reality is that companies that score high on ESG tend to do better,” he shared.
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