Money, Millennials and Human Rights: Sustaining ‘Sustainable Investing’

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The first part of this paper examines the rise and current state of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. The second addresses the conceptual and statistical weakness of the S domain. The third describes how drawing on internationally recognized human rights standards can strengthen the S and thereby improve the robustness and comparability of ESG aggregations. This should interest investors, issuers, and human rights advocates alike.