Considerations Over ‘Human Capital’ Growing

By ARLEEN JACOBIUS  | Source: PIOnline

COVID-19 has illuminated shortcomings in how some workers are treated, leading some asset owners to look at including employee management considerations as part of their investment strategies.

Asset owners, by and large, already include employee considerations, dubbed “human capital,” as part of their ESG company engagement efforts and many view it as a potential risk to portfolios. But more recently, institutional investors, including CalPERS and CalSTRS, are contemplating whether to go beyond environmental, social and governance and devise an investment strategy with human capital management at the forefront.

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