SHENKMAN CAPITAL | ESG Quarterly Newsletter – 2019 PRI Assessment, Private Prisons & Opioids

There has been a plethora of articles and reports about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investment issues, as well as on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), during the last three months. Several key trending topics include issues on opioids and private prisons. Additionally, the Principles of Responsible Investing (PRI) released the results of their respondents’ annual questionnaires. Overall, it has been a very active quarter in the ESG and SRI space. We believe these issues are likely to get even more attention as politics heats up in the U.S.; the first public debates for the U.S. 2020 elections likely ignited focus on specific ESG/SRI related issues.

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