Calvert Issue Brief: eCommerce



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By Hellen MbuguaESG Senior Research Analyst, Calvert Research and Management and Leah Moehlig, CFAESG Senior Research Analyst, Calvert Research and Management

The increase in demand for e-commerce over the past few years, which took another leap forward during the COVID-19 pandemic, may either introduce or eliminate financially material ESG risks. Among the areas where ESG impacts need to be considered are labor, digitization, environment and data privacy. This issue brief addresses some of the specific ways Calvert looks at and acts upon when evaluating companies to determine whether they are balancing all stakeholder interests over the long term.

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