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Tackling good and bad practices relating to the stewardship of long-term endowments

As an increasing number of charities seek to invest more responsibly and address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues within their endowment portfolios, it seems right to ask if they are getting what they want from the asset management industry. What are the good and bad practices when it comes to the ‘stewardship’ of client assets? How can a charity identify ‘greenwashing’ (a term coined by environmentalist Jay Westerveld in 1986 to describe misleading corporate environmental claims)? Asset managers have to step up their reporting of ESG issues, particularly around climate change, and clients need to hold their asset managers firmly to account.
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