It would be impossible to ignore the pervasiveness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the investment industry today.  Industry publications, discussion forums and conference platforms are awash with the subject, while growing legislative requirements and popular pressure are placing an increasing level of responsibility on fiduciaries to pay those issues serious consideration.  In this quarter’s ‘Salient Industry Observations’, we provide a brief background to the recent explosion of this responsible revolution, highlight some of the challenges of incorporating key ESG principles into investment management and how fiduciaries might address these through a proper evaluation of investment managers’ decision-making.