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ESG on the Rise: Making an Impact in M&A

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) continues to be a hot-button issue across both the public and private markets. In addition to producing a quarterly report that highlights which companies garner the most socially responsible capital, IHS Markit has recently highlighted ESG’s increasing importance in the private markets and the difficulty of collecting ESG metrics needed to make investment decisions.

Given the microscope ESG is currently under, IHS Markit recently completed a survey study in partnership with Mergermarket to understand the investment strategy’s impact in executing M&A today.

New stories seem to show up every day about what can happen when ESG risk is miscalculated. While tracking ESG continues to mitigate risk, our study revealed that, in addition, companies are beginning to find a correlation between ESG-focused investments and positive returns. This report investigates the quickly evolving ESG landscape in M&A and what professionals in the industry expect in the months and years ahead.

Read the full report: ESG on the Rise: Making an Impact in M&A

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