The surge of ESG-related (environmental, social and governance) integration into the portfolio management process is demanding more attention from companies and investor relations professionals as the trend continues to gain momentum and go mainstream.

A new study by Clermont Partners suggests investors are increasingly integrating ESG factors to evaluate investment risk and cater to changing client demands.  As such, companies need to proactively communicate their most material ESG “assets” – and not just in a Corporate Communications-led Sustainability Report.