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ESG adoption on the rise among U.S. asset owners: Callan survey

Thursday, August 09, 2018

By Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

43% of U.S. asset owners have incorporated environmental, social and governance factors into their investment decisions, up from 37% in 2017 and 22% in 2013, said Callan's sixth annual ESG survey report.

According to the survey, the percentage is the highest recorded in the survey's history-and nearly doubled since its launch in 2013 (22%).

The survey highlighted the continuous growth in adoption. It said that after plateauing in 2017 (37%), there was a reemergence of the upward trend in ESG adoption rates since the inception of the survey in 2013.

Historically, endowments and foundations have had the highest ESG adoption rates-with foundations at 64% in 2018 and endowments at 56%. The rate for public funds is 39% while corporate funds experienced a decrease in adoption rates (20%).

A release from Callan quoted Anna West, senior vice president and co-manager of its Published Research Group saying that the research and data supporting ESG investment have matured considerably in the past five years in the U.S., and investors are now more informed about what ESG means and the implementation options available to them.

"The latest survey reinforces the notion that ESG is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, investors are finding implementation approaches that match their funds' goals. The shift in implementation strategies-from introducing language to identify ESG goals and beliefs, to working with investment manager......................

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