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Fund managers' ESG beefBY ELIZABETH MCARTHUR | WEDNESDAY, 11 NOV 2020 12:28PM
Fund managers with a focus on ESG must be wary of supply chains, especially where meat and dairy industry are involved, according to new data.
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