Sat, Aug 13, 2022
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Institutional investors in Canada, U.S., and the U.K are warming to responsible investing, says a survey

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

The use of environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles by institutional investors in Canada, the US, and the UK is rising according to a new survey.

RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM)'s annual survey on responsible investing trends found that more than 70% use ESG principles as part of their investment approach and decision-making process.

The RBC GAM survey revealed that in key markets, institutional investors are shifting more of their assets to an ESG-based approach.

"These investors are adopting an ESG-based approach specifically because they view it as a way to enhance returns and mitigate risk," it said.

Regionally, the percentage of survey respondents who report using ESG principles "significantly" as opposed to "somewhat" rose slightly in the US (up about 3% from 2018), more significantly in Canada (up to over 5%) and especially rapidly in the UK (up 30%). This group of adopters is also more convinced of the tangible value that an ESG-based approach provides to their portfolios.

Mitigating risk and enhancing returns is now the number one reason institutional investors are incorporating this approach, with 53% of respondents citing it this year.

The 2019 survey polled nearly 800 institutional asset owners, intermediaries and investment consultants from around the globe between June 4 and July 24.

RI market shows signs of maturing

RBC GAM's research also suggests that the respon......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: ESG exuberance is at all-time highs. But will investors buy?[more]

    As investors increase their focus on mission-based investing, they continue to grapple with ESG and what it means to them. By David Shalom, Director of Capital Introductions at Pershing Innovation. New investment solutions. That's how managers deliver value and attract new inve

  2. Alts managers sitting on over $2.5tn+ of dry powder[more]

    Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia: In the current rising interest rate environment, investment activity in the private markets has continued to grow, revealed a study. "With alts managers sitting on over $2.5T+ of dry powder and continuing to enjoy premium valuations and interest rates on a prec

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Hong Kong manager expects additional tailwind in Asian markets[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva: The Asia equity markets have not been at their best so far this year, with the MSCI Asia index down almost 13% YTD, but many managers remain buoyant about the region, as in

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Emerging markets persist despite headwinds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Emerging markets have been under significant pressure since the start of the year, but there are some nascent trends that suggest that things could be getting better. Emerging markets firm Gramercy Fund Management recently released its third quarter outlook and

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Castle Hall's DiligenceExchange free Transparency Reports cover 100 managers with $10tn of assets[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers: Managers and investors can get free access to DiligenceExchange here: Castle Hall, the Du