Radha Curpen is featured on Lexpert to discuss how ESG will benefit from enhanced standardization as it continues to gain importance in Canada, becoming a necessity for investors and garnering more attention in M&A transactions.
Radha says while increasing standardization is a positive trend, it is essential that the relevant ESG information be effectively obtained, assessed and understood, especially in M&A, despite the difficulties in quantification and measurement. Acquirers need to ask questions and insist on answers and cannot stop at the ESG reports. In each ESG area, in addition to the data, the parties must consider the procedures and processes that support the management of those issues.
“What we’re seeing is just the tip of the iceberg on ESG in M&A. I expect that the importance of ESG on M&A will continue to grow significantly. We have yet to see the full impact of it. It’s just the beginning.”
Read the full article on the Lexpert website.