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U.S. institutional investors warming up to ESG investing: Callan survey

Friday, October 11, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

U.S. institutional investors are starting to catch up incorporating ESG factors into investment processes, according to the Callan's seventh annual ESG survey.

42% of U.S. institutional investors incorporated environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decision-making process in 2019.

Since the survey's launch (2013), there has been a 91% increase in respondents incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions.

The survey features responses from 89 U.S. institutional investors and reveals an ongoing disparity in ESG adoption rates by investor type and size. Historically, nonprofits have had the highest ESG adoption rates-while public plans have incorporated ESG factors at a higher rate than their corporate counterparts.

"A big takeaway this year is the emergence of integration as the preferred implementation trend," says Callan ESG Practice Leader Anna West. "Of those incorporating ESG, 51% of investors did so with every investment decision, including manager selection. They're asking investment managers how ESG is being integrated into their strategy and how they're analyzing investments through an ESG lens."

ESG was relatively new for most: 62% began ESG investing in the past five years, the survey said.

49% of public plans incorporated ESG in 2019 (an increase from 15% in 2013). Interest in ESG from corporate plans remains tepid at 19% (up from 14% in 20......................

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