Primary research into the practical implications of ESG integration

Increasingly, asset owners and asset managers are integrating Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) factors into their financial analysis and investment decision-making.

But practical integration has its challenges. Who should ESG teams report to? How do they develop ESG expertise? Do they have the data they need? Are they making use of new frameworks such as the SDGs? How can technology and the custodian help?

Building on our 2017 survey, the ESG Global Survey 2019 explores the practical implications of ESG investing for asset managers and owners in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.

The survey looks at how ESG is being integrated across 347 organisations i.e. which resources (people, technology) are required to implement a strategy, the motivations for ESG investing, the levels of ESG investing, the barriers to integration and how organisations rate their capabilities.