ESG factors in financial analysis

*This particular blog post focusing on financial analysis has been split into two parts given the breadth of the topic

What: Financial analysis is the process of evaluating a company’s performance by using various analytical tools and techniques. The goal is to assess both the current and future financial health, profitability, and ability to generate cash flow. ESG. (environmental, social, governance) factors are among the most important factors in financial analysis as the provide a more comprehensive view of a company’s performance beyond financial metrics. ESG considerations allow investors and stakeholders to better assess the sustainability and long-term viability of a company’s business practices.