Could ESG Investing Change the Business World?

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ESG investing is quite the buzzword in 2021, as it’s finally taking the leap from a fringe, specialty-type investment to a force that can actually change how a business operates. ESG stands for environmental, social and governance, and it refers to how a company affects the environment, its workers and the world as a whole. Whereas shareholders used to be concerned nearly exclusively with a company’s financial returns, a rising tide of investors will only buy shares of businesses that also operate as responsible corporate citizens. But are companies really changing their business plans simply due to the influence of ESG investors? The answer is unequivocally yes. Here are ways that business is changing forever thanks to the ESG movement.

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The U.S. government is seeking ways to alleviate a semiconductor chip shortage, which is affecting companies around the globe and was sparked by some regulations implemented – and decisions made – during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The shortage affected the auto sector heavily throughout this year. General Motors recently announced that it would reduce some truck production in North America due to the global chip shortage, while Ford has also pulled back production at several factories.

There are expectations that other tech sectors could feel similar effects soon.

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DETROIT, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Benzinga, a fintech media company providing news and data to retail investors and business lovers, publishes its latest data study: Marketing Spend and Statistics for Small Businesses, Industry-by-Industry and Sector-by-Sector

CMOs from companies big and small reported that their digital marketing efforts are at an all time high. Realistically, this makes sense. The rapid acceleration to a more digitized world has bolstered online ads and e-commerce, though in-person touchpoints are slowly being vanquished.

However, public companies are embracing this digital transformation more than small businesses, which is intuitive. This can be easily perceived by looking at the variance in marketing spend as a percentage of revenue between public companies and small businesses of the same industry. This variance is only set to grow.

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Turkish businesses were called to kick off campaigns to promote vaccination against the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest drive to contain the spread of the virus while keeping the economy on track without lockdowns or restrictions.

Şekib Avdagiç, chairperson of the Commerce Chamber of Istanbul (ITO) said Wednesday that by inviting the business world to the “get vaccinated, get the discount” campaign, they invite large companies, retail groups, financial institutions, businesses such as airlines and hotels serving the public, and every company that wants to participate to the “vaccine rewards” system.

He said in a written statement that this would be a great support from the business world to increase the rates of vaccinated people amid resurgent COVID-19 cases in the country.

Over 22 million people countrywide haven’t yet received any of their COVID-19 jab doses.

“Just like the seasonal discount season we apply, we can make vaccination season discounts.

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