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Factors Affecting ESG towards Impact on Investment: A Structural Approach

Wellmatix Co., Ltd., Changwon 51395, Korea
Electronics and Communication Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi 110042, India
School of Mechanical Engineering, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar 751024, India
Institute of Digital Anti-Aging Healthcare, College of AI Convergence, u-AHRC, Inje University, Gimhae 50834, Korea
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Academic Editor: Donato Morea
Sustainability 2021, 13(19), 10868;
Received: 11 August 2021 / Revised: 17 September 2021 / Accepted: 27 September 2021 / Published: 30 September 2021
Recent disasters have emphasized the need for further action to protect businesses and society from long-term sustainability threats. We believe that the crisis is hastening nascent ESG trends, and that the increased focus on a company’s environmental and social impact will last long after crises have passed. We refined three fundamental concepts that guide our thinking on investing based on environmental, social, and governance factors as our approach to sustainable investing has evolved. The ESG factor assessments are more of an inherent aspect of a sound investment process than a separate investment discipline. When ESG variables are considered, the focus is on long-term risk adjusted investment returns. Investors should choose the strategy that best matches with their goals and interests. ESG investing is not a simple yes or no answer. The research gap extracted from the previous studies is to determine the relationship among the influencing factors of ESG and its priority with their driving and dependence capabilities. We used an ISM Approach to uncover the interrelationships and influencing behavior among the elements for considering ESG in investment after conducting a thorough literature research and consulting with experts. Here interpretive structural modeling (ISM) was used to explore the links among such extracted factors and its interdependencies. There was also focus on the short-term and long-term factors to achieve our desired objective. Our research will assist businesses in attracting and obtaining finance. The results of this analysis will be helpful for leaders to understand the impact of ESG on the investment aspects of an organization. View Full-Text
Keywords: ESG; investment; critical factors; interpretive structural modeling; strategy ESG; investment; critical factors; interpretive structural modeling; strategy
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