ESG Global Survey: key findings on Asset Managers

Delve deeper into the key elements of ESG investing for Asset Managers

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Most important element for defining a sustainable investment

20%

It makes a measurable, positive impact on ESG criteria

18%

It meets your organisation’s own criteria for defining sustainable investments

Preferred ESG approach/strategy

Top 3 preferred approaches (for the next two years)

58%

ESG integration (vs. 52% now)

51%

Impact investing (vs. 67% now)

51%

Active ownership (vs. 43% now)

Priority ESG topics

Respondents say investment, voting and engagement will focus in the next two years on

49%

Worker rights, fair treatment of staff and pay

48%

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Commitment towards low-carbon is accelerating

Respondents say it is a priority for their organisation

37%

Now, and

51%

Estimate it will be the case in 2 years

Data and reporting

Data quality remains the biggest barrier to ESG investing

see inconsistent and incomplete ESG data as a significant barrier to ESG adoption

Getting around ESG data challenges
 

use and compare multiple sources of data to get around the ESG data issues

ESG reporting is often integrated into financial reporting

say it is their preferred method when producing ESG reports

ESG expertise integrated into investment-related operations

57%

say their organisation is integrating ESG expertise and data into portfolio management / investment decisions

Criteria for selecting a provider

Top 3 criteria when selecting partners

48%

Transparency of data methodology

47%

Brand reputation on ESG

32%

ESG skills and expertise