ESG: Full Speed Ahead, With GPS

Jul. 13, 2021 12:24 PM ETESG, ESGG, ESNG, ESGN, EFIV, SNPE, IVRA, ESCR, ESGU, LCTU

Summary

  • Sustainable investing based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has quickly become central to how we invest.
  • To better understand the major challenges and opportunities in the ESG market, the Index Industry Association (IIA) set out to assess how asset managers perceive ESG investing.
  • Better corporate data will enable better ESG benchmarks, which will allow asset managers to better invest in ESG mandates from investors.

Green grass letters ESG isolated and white with shadows. Concept for ESG (environment social governance) standards in investing.
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Sustainable investing based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors has quickly become central to how we invest. Investors are demanding more from their asset managers: They want to invest based on their values and they are demanding more accountability

Chart showing answers to To What Extent Are the Following Aspects a Challenge to ESG Implementation for Fund and Asset Management?

Survey results re: Impact of ESG regulation

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