Barclays expands its ESG research division

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Barclays has announced the launch of its Fundamental ESG Research unit, an expanded research division within its UK-headquartered investment banking arm. The service will offer clients multi-dimensional analysis on ESG performance to enable companies to assess how ESG factors affect financial risks and valuations. Barclays says it is launching an open-ended series of regular reports from next month. The UK-based investment bank says the unit will examine risk as well as opportunity, and will be considering whether "covid-19 will accelerate this [ESG] trend ever further." Jeff Meli,...

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