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ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) in Financial Services – Thematic Research

ESG can no longer be ignored. With significant evidence that companies with strong sustainability credentials are more profitable in the long run, the case for ESG in every industry is strong. Banks and other competitors in the financial services space should use their size and influence to encourage ESG progress in the sectors they operate and invest in.


Several tech trends are shaping ESG in the financial services industry, including artificial intelligence, cloud, and robo-advice.

Customers are increasingly expecting their financial services providers to display sustainable credentials.

Companies must take a holistic approach to sustainability that addresses all three of its major aspects: environmental, social, and governance. GlobalData’s ESG Framework helps clients build trust with society and set them on a path forward toward sustainable success for their companies and the planet.

Reasons to Buy

This report is crucial to understand how ESG is changing and will continue to change the financial services industry. It will allow you to identify trends and track competitor activity in the ESG theme.

Benchmark your ESG strategy against competitors in the sector via access to several examples of successful sustainability initiatives across each of the E, S, and G categories.

Identify areas in which to prioritize ESG investment using our comprehensive analysis of the most important ESG challenges facing the financial services industry and best-practice approaches to mitigate these risks. Staying abreast of emerging ESG trends in the sector will help improve your sustainability credentials.

Companies Mentioned

Bank of America, Barclays, BBVA, BlackRock, Citibank, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Santander, Tandem, USAA, Wells Fargo, Wirecard

Table of Contents

Executive summary

GlobalData’s ESG framework


The ESG action feedback loop

ESG challenges in financial services

Case studies

ESG timeline


Sector scorecard


Further reading

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