The ESG Investing Enlightenment
How Principle and Pragmatism Can Create
Sustainable Value through ESG
Individual investors are coming to the table with varying levels of interest in (and information about) environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. But many are interested. So where do we go from here?
The focus on ESG considerations as a means to creating sustainable value is on the rise, and traditional barriers are becoming less pronounced.
We conducted a global survey* of 582 institutional investors, who were or were planning to implement ESG investing into their process, and 750 individual investors, including ESG and non-ESG investors. We also conducted more than 25 interviews with executives in our industry.
Using these survey results and extensive secondary research, we’re taking a pragmatic approach to the integration of ESG investing that seeks to deliver on the principle of sustainable value creation through risk-adjusted returns.
*2017 Center for Applied Research ESG Survey