Primary industry activities, whether in farming, mining or drilling for oil and gas, often affect the environment and society. Deciding what level of impact is appropriate is typically set by a region’s regulations or guidelines. For today’s energy sector—a key driver of growth for many economies—the conversation is rapidly broadening as goals are set in pursuit of a low-carbon economy.

Are such trends influencing worldwide portfolios by tilting them away from energy investments? And is anti-fossil fuel sentiment growing to the point that it’s a factor in overall investment decision-making? How widespread are divestments driven by anti-fossil fuel policies—both now and looking to the future?

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