ESG has come to dominate the investment sector to such an extent that many see it as forcing a structural shift in the investment landscape.
Fund managers are scrutinising their investments for the values they hold, which not so long ago would have been considered somewhat fringe, at the very least.
But not only that, fund managers are actively engaging with investee companies' executives, to ensure they are doing what they say they are doing, and are being held to the highest standards.
The biggest problem, however, is standardisation: investors have varying definitions of what ESG means to them, and one corporate activity in one context conforms to these principles while not in another context.
There is also the issue of greenwashing, whereby funds try to market themselves as being more ESG-focused than they may really be.
This report, part of Talking Point, aims to look at some of these issues, and the impact ESG is having on the fund management industry.