S&P Global Ratings’ Mike Wilkins discusses shifting emphases in investors’ treatment of ESG factors for Infrastructure Investor

Prospective investors are increasingly focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions. But while, traditionally, focus centred more on environmental factors – given these tend to be more visible than social and governance factors – social and governance factors are becoming more prominent in decision-making, not least because the links between strong governance and company performance is being better understood. That’s according to Mike Wilkins, S&P Global Ratings’ Head of Sustainable Finance, who was interviewed recently by Infrastructure Investor.

“There’s been a refocus on governance as an issue,” says Wilkins. “In our experience, we see governance as having a bigger impact towards the evaluation than the other two components.”

The full interview can be found here (behind paywall).