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Biodiversity, Supply Chain Rank Among Biggest ESG Themes in 2021

Jan. 8, 2021, 10:00 AM

In a year when the pandemic sent the world into a tailspin, there was a silver lining for the world of ESG investing.

The strategy moved from the peripheries of finance to the mainstream. So did many of the “S” issues that seasoned environmental, social and governance investors have for years pressed companies to address, such as racial disparities, worker pay and safety issues, and fair access to health care.

In response, corporations said they would become more socially conscious, adding to the momentum behind ESG. For instance, Bank of America Corp., Sephora USA Inc. and Nike Inc. were among the...

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