ESG stocks outperform Paris stock exchange: research

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Axylia, a Paris-based business consultancy, has published research that shows the performance of ESG stocks on the CAC 40, the French stock market index, significantly outperformed those with lower ESG profiles, and with lower risk. The researchers found that the performance of ESG leaders, with the best ESG ratings, is 10% higher than that of the worst ESG profiles. Furthermore, the risk was found to be lower for companies with the best ESG profiles. These leading ESG companies had an average volatility 4% lower on the CAC 40). In reviewing the performance of stocks on the CAC 40, a ...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.