Insights


Into The Mainstream


ESG at the Tipping Point




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Fiduciary Duty

Once an uncertainty for many investors, the fiduciary duty aspect of ESG is now very clear, with 46% of respondents seeing it as the key driver.


2
Regulatory

Also at 46%, the other leading driver for many is regulation. It is clear that regulation will increasingly shape future adoption, particularly on topics such as climate.


3
Risk Mitigation

Also at 46%, the other leading driver for many is regulation. It is clear that regulation will increasingly shape future adoption, particularly on topics such as climate.

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Most Significant Factors Driving Adoption
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What’s Driving Institutions to Adopt ESG? (By Institution Type)
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What Frameworks or Initiatives have had the Biggest Impact on ESG Approaches?

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ESG Data in Disarray

The current state of ESG data — single sourced, low correlation and confusing terminology — is the main factor hindering adoption.


2
Resource Constraints

Internal resource constraints loom large when it comes to ESG adoption and implementation across asset classes. Every single investor surveyed has plans to employ more ESG resource.


3
Missing Expertise

Allied to resource constraint, for nearly 40% of respondents a lack of expertise in integrating ESG was a key hindrance factor.

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Most Significant Factors Hindering Adoption
Data is the Number One Factor Hindering Further Adoption
Resources are Constrained and Expertise is Needed
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About the Study



Getting Your ESG Strategy Right


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