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Retrospective: Controversial Business Practices in 2021

Inrate manages a database with more than 16’000 controversial business practices of over 4’000 companies. The companies are part of major indices such as MSCI Developed Markets, MSCI Emerging Markets or the Swiss Performance Index. Data on controversial events has been collected over the last 10 years. News articles are screened on a daily basis, recorded, categorised as well as assessed in detail.

As the year came to an end, it was time again for a reflection on the most controversial business practices of the past year. The following retrospective includes five controversies, all of which stood out particularly in 2021, albeit for varied reasons. The controversies have been selected due to their significance and impact on the environment and society as well as stakeholders' perception of the events. All of the controversies were subject to internal discussion in 2021, and some have yet to come to a close.