ESG Global Survey: key findings on Asset Owners

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

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Most important element for defining a sustainable investment

27%

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

19%

It makes a measurable, positive impact on ESG criteria

Preferred ESG approach/strategy

Top 3 preferred approaches (for the next two years)

54%

ESG integration (vs. 71% now)

51%

Impact investing (vs. 41% now)

49%

Active ownership (vs. 51% now)

Priority ESG topics

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

49%

Environmental damage and biodiversity loss

48%

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Providing asset managers’ reduction targets is on the rise

52%

are imposing carbon reduction targets on their external asset manager

32%

plan to do so in the next two 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

47%

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

54%

Transparency of data methodology

38%

Brand reputation on ESG

43%

ESG skills and expertise