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Responsible investing rapidly becoming critical to institutional investors, according to new Aon survey

Friday, October 04, 2019

Matthias Knab, Opalesque:

Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today released the results of its 2019 Global Perspectives on Responsible Investing survey and found an enormous uptick in the importance of responsible investing (RI) from institutional investors across geographies, investor types and firm sizes.

According to Aon's survey of nearly 230 investment professionals globally, 85 percent report responsible investing is at least somewhat important to their organization, up from 68 percent in its 2018 survey. This growth occurred across all geographic regions and institutional investor types, which include corporate pensions, public pensions, endowments and foundations, and defined contribution plans. The increase in those that believe RI is at least somewhat important, by region:

  • United Kingdom: 87 percent, up from 66 percent in 2018
  • United States: 78 percent, up from 57 percent in 2018
  • Canada: 78 percent, up from 68 percent in 2018
  • Continental Europe: 85 percent, up from 80 percent in 2018
"I am sure it comes as no surprise that responsible investing is growing in importance in regions like the UK and Continental Europe, where there's been a marked increase in RI regulation," said Meredith Jones, author of the report and global head of responsible investing at Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting. "However, we are also seeing significant investor-led RI efforts i......................

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