What are people saying about sustainability / ESG concerns on Twitter during March’s coronavirus outbreak? Visit our data, nearly 200,000 tweets scraped.
The responsible investment space has grown massively over the last five years. According to a report by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA), sustainable investing assets reached $30.7 trillion at the start of 2018 representing a 34% growth since 2016. Zooming back a few months to the pre-coronavirus bull-market world, major business leaders and investors worldwide were announcing their commitment to responsible capital in increasingly large numbers.
Markets are down, companies are struggling and we have all been advised to ‘stay in our homes.’ People are scared. With this in mind a question for many ESG professionals is what does this mean for our sustainable future? Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital told the Financial Times:
“We believe this is the acid test for all this talk about purpose and stakeholder capitalism. This is when we find out who was just talking the talk and who is walking the walk.”
There are some early signs that ESG is here to stay, perhaps with an even increased importance in the post coronavirus world.
However, what is the wider ESG investment community saying in regards to these issues during the coronavirus crisis? To get to the bottom of it we analyzed nearly 200,000 thousand tweets from March 2020 in relation to: Coronavirus and ESG issues. We mapped these issues to support ESG professionals understand which ESG considerations are being discussed the most by the wider public.
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Environmental issues: air pollution, climate, online climate strike, air travel, oceans, scientists, smoking, green, renewable, cleantech, sustainability.
Social issues: basic necessities, education, healthcare,
human rights, mental health, personal safety, public health,
child care, education, delivery, pets, daily-life, fitness, video streaming, social networks, art, delivery, university, food, smoking.
Governance issues: Social distancing, working from home, employees, healthcare workers, healthcare supplies, cybersecurity, financial system, innovation, politics, advocacy, workers, job, outbreak, grants, cryptocurrency, technology.
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