2021 Annual ESG Manager Survey

The annual survey has evolved over the years, enabling deeper insights into trends and into how attitudes toward responsible investing have changed since it launched in 2015. The results from our 2021 survey indicate that there is an amplified focus on climate risk and a strong commitment to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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Previous ESG Reports

2020 ESG Survey

Turning up the volume

Have ESG factors increased or decreased in importance? Our 2020 annual ESG survey of active managers assesses the integration of ESG considerations in investment processes among equity, fixed income and private markets managers.

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2019 ESG Survey

Our annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) active management survey assesses the integration of ESG considerations in investment processes among equity, fixed income and private-markets managers. Our 2019 survey spotlights firmwide policies, personnel, use of data, engagement and integration.

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What is the ESG Survey?

We survey hundreds of firms from the active management industry, across equity, fixed income and private markets to under how asset managers are integrating ESG considerations in their investment process.

Why integrating ESG matters

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Yoshie Phillips,CFA

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