London Stock Exchange issues ESG guidance

The 2,700 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and affiliated markets (with a combined market capitalization of $6.3 trillion) have received new ESG 60-page guidance, which outlines what environmental, social and governance reporting investors expect from from companies.

The London Stock Exchange Group said it’s important “for companies and other issuers to communicate with investors clearly and accurately on these aspects of their performance.”

The IFC’s Dimitris Tsitsiragos, said he “hopes other stock exchanges around the world will follow suit.” Investors that say they incorporate ESG indicators now manage $8.72 trillion in assets.

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