"More than 40% of U.S. asset owners have incorporated environmental, social and governance factors into their investment decisions, up from 37% in 2017 and 22% in 2013, said Callan’s annual ESG survey report, released Wednesday."
[COMMENTARY]Of course, when a respondent says they’ve incorporated’ ESG into their investment decisions, it’s difficult to know if that’s really the case.
For instance, for a fund manager evaluating governance decisions of a company’s management, could suggest to them that they’re already incorporating ESG into their investment decisions! However, the fact that this survey shows increasing acceptance of ESG on a yearly basis perhaps argues against this simplistic read of the survey results.
ESG adoption gaining among U.S. asset owners – Callan survey, by Meaghan Kilroy, August 8, 2018, Pensions & Investments, USA.