ESG can only improve valuation. A sustainability policy (ESG) provides formal access to USD 25.2 trn AUM and far more AUM informally. An ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) policy is a set of quantifiable metrics that ‘responsible investors’ use as part of their screening/filtering process to measure a company’s sustainable business activities. The environmental criteria measures the necessary precautions that businesses take in order to ensure their activities have the least harmful effects on the environment. The social criteria assesses the company’s relationship with its employees, clients, suppliers and communities within which they are active. The governance criteria monitors the company’s leadership structure and its management of shareholder rights.