In recent years, the language of environmental, social, and governance (ESG), has come to the fore in finance. This raises the question: has sustainable finance focused on the E, the S, or the G? By using a text-as-data approach to study how public policies around the world address sustainable finance, we find that the “E” – especially “green themed” language – has risen to prominence relative to the socially-focused (e.g., socially-responsible investing) terms.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationGlobal Policy
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2023


  • Sustainable Finance
  • ESG
  • Public Policy
  • Regulation


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