Thanks for this, good question!
I agree with your point that investors have some blind spots, in particular that some areas of finance are not good at incorporating long term considerations.
So I think you’re right, the ESG concept probably could achieve some impact by helping address that sort of blind spot.
I probably should have said something more like “To judge whether I, as someone working in ESG investing, is having material impact, we need to see if I’m actually having an influence on scenarios where there is a tension/trade-off”. This is because ESG-related work is already working to address that blind spot.