In this blog, I argue that institutional investors should make efforts to achieve universal affordable broadband access a key part of their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment criteria. If you have not heard of ESGs before you should be aware that they are a really big deal. The practice of ESG investing began in the 1960s as socially responsible investing, with investors excluding stocks or entire industries from their portfolios based on business activities such as tobacco production or involvement in the South African apartheid regime. Interest in ESGs has really taken off in the last few years as…

Paul Garnett

Advises organizations on closing the global broadband gap. Founded Microsoft’s Airband Initiative, sustainably bringing broadband to 60M people in 20 countries.

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