"Although environmental, social and governance consideration was up for all regions from the CFA Institute’s 2015 survey, Europe, the Middle East and Africa replaced Asia-Pacific as the region where investors are most likely to take ESG issues into account at 85%, up from 74% in 2015. Meanwhile, some 81% and 68% of investors in the Asia-Pacific and Americas, respectively, said they take ESG factors into account, up from 78% and 59% in 2015."
[COMMENTARY] The CFA is a highly reputable organization. However, the percentages of investors saying they’re taking ESG into account look overblown to me. ESG analysis is no doubt gaining in credibility but if these responses are to be believed it would be dominant in financial analysis today. Yet, it doesn’t seem to be the situation from any objective analysis of the industry.
ESG analysis grows in all regions for CFA Institute members; EMEA takes biggest leap, by Meaghan Kilroy, October 18, 2017, Pensions & Investments, USA.