Almost Half of Institutional Investors Consider ESG in Investment Decisions

Monday, October 14, 2019

By John Sullivan

Public beats private in ESG adoption, according to Callan’s latest report on the topic, meaning “public plans have incorporated ESG factors into the investment decision-making process at a higher rate than their corporate counterparts.” Callan’s 2019 ESG Survey, conducted from May to July 2019, reflected input from 89 unique institutional investors, according to the company, who were asked about their approach to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors when evaluating investments.

For the purposes of the survey, ESG factors included “socially responsible investing (SRI, including divestment), sustainable investing, responsible investing, impact investing, and other associated terms.”

The most recent survey, the seventh the institutional investment consulting firm has conducted, “found that U.S.-based institutional investors are increasingly incorporating ESG considerations into their investment decision-making process.”

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Source: 401(k) Specialist (link opens in a new window)

ESG, impact investing