Refinitiv’s inclusion of tobacco, pharma and mining in ESG ‘top five’ divides opinion

Top-five ranking by London Stock Exchange Group-owned data provider branded a “joke”, but others say it highlights myths around ESG

A new list of the ‘Top 5’ ESG performers, which includes tobacco, big pharma and a mining giant, has divided market opinion.

The list was published last week by UK-based financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown, and is based on data from Refinitiv - a subsidiary of the London S…

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