ESG stands for environmental, social, and governance and investors are increasingly applying this analysis as part of their determination of material risks and growth opportunities in an industry. Smart cities, building operations, and even the build environment are all considered possible investors—and activists, especially in the environmental movement—as potentially at risk.
According to S&P Global, a firm focused on analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, the most meaningful ESG risk to the industry are social exposures because of the high reliance on labor and importance of safety. A key governance factor for the sector is poor project management and
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