Enhancing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards is not just a responsible endeavor but a strategic imperative for attracting capital, increasing business domestically and internationally, and attracting talent. Emerging markets (EMs) have historically lagged in this endeavor due to a lack of awareness, resource constraints, and weaker regulatory frameworks, driving consistently lower ESG ratings by major rating agencies. But the encouraging trend of positive initiatives, such as improved corporate governance codes, heightened environmental disclosures, and efforts to promote gender diversity, underscores the growing significance of ESG in EMs.
The cosmos, the final frontier, the galaxy beyond: Our collective fascination with outer space has always been intense. But with companies and public figures now dedicating huge sums of money to space exploration, it seems a new kind of space race has been born. In this episode of The Active Share, Hugo sits down with Chris Impey, an astronomer, educator, and author, to discuss the potential economic, environmental, and geopolitical ramifications of space exploration.Listen to the podcast
William Blair was #2 on the list of fastest growing money managers in Canada in the $1 billion to $10 billion assets under management category of Benefits Canada's 2023 Top 40 Money Managers Report.Read more