Goldman Sachs' Insurance Survey 2022
Eight-five percent of insurers in the Americas now consider environmental, social and governance factors when investing compared to just 15% in 2017.
The eleventh annual report released by Goldman Sachs Insurance Asset Management incorporates the views of 328 Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) representing over $13 trillion in global balance sheet assets, which accounts for approximately half of the global insurance industry.
For the sixth consecutive year, insurers indicated that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and impact investing are primary investment considerations. EMEA continues to lead as the region with the highest percentage of respondents noting ESG as a primary consideration, as it has since 2018.