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  • Writer's pictureGustavo Bernal Torres

Asset Owners Say ESG Expectations Now Play ‘Major Role’ in Manager Selection

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are now key criteria for selecting new asset managers, according to a survey of pension schemes, insurance firms, and family offices worth a combined USD7 trillion-

  • According to the survey from bfinance, asset owners are also distancing themselves from managers that are not keeping up with the drive toward responsible investment.

  • 60% of investors say that sustainability considerations play a major role in manager selection, up from 41% in 2018.

  • Almost 1/3 of endowments and foundations terminated a manager due to sustainability considerations.

  • Obtaining consistent ESG reporting and data across asset managers and asset classes is a major challenge for over 50% of the asset owners surveyed.

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