Fixed Income: Preparing for the Big Shift
ESG Moves Mainstream
In our recent survey of over 350 institutional investors, responses confirmed that there are some substantial
shifts underway in fixed income investing. ESG in fixed income is becoming a high priority for investors globally and this short paper focuses on those findings.
Already a key factor in equity decision-making, our survey revealed that ESG is now truly a mainstream consideration for fixed income investors.
Globally, over the next three years the majority of institutional investors are planning to increasingly integrate ESG factors into their fixed income portfolios. A mere 3% had no plans to do so and for 61% of investors globally ESG incorporation was either a top or high priority.
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