July 17, 2020

Challenges for the Platform Economy in 2020

Of the five companies facing the largest amount of negative news during 2019, four belong to the digital economy – controversies include tax avoidance, poor treatment of ridesharing drivers, the spread of disinformation via social media, and compromised cybersecurity. As governments introduce regulations that will affect the profitability of such companies, investors need to stay ahead of these developments to protect shareholder value.

In a new episode of the ‘Foreword’ video series, ISS ESG’s Head of Methodologies, Damien Fruchart, analyzes the challenges bound to affect the platform economy in 2020 and related investor considerations.


Foreword, ISS ESG’s video series, is designed with one goal in mind: to deliver a precise and succinct view and forecast on all things ESG across the globe. Each episode features experts with deep and long-standing expertise in covering issues of import to those within the ESG industry. Corporate and investment professionals will find the series particularly helpful as our experts discuss ways and means of achieving a greener and more sustainable portfolio while highlighting resources and tools designed to meet challenges faced by ESG practitioners. The Foreword series is also directed at those seeking to stay abreast of the latest global trends and developments in the area of responsible investment, sustainability, impact investing, CSR reporting, ESG disclosures, and more.

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