2021 ESG Manager Survey

The red flag is raised on climate risk

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

A deep dive into the integration of ESG in investment practice

Our annual ESG active management survey assesses the integration of ESG considerations in investment processes among equity, fixed income and private market managers.

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2018 esg survey

How are managers integrating ESG?

We asked hundreds of equity and fixed income managers how they are integrating ESG factors within their investment process.

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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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Russell Investments commits to net-zero carbon emissions goal

Firm commits to managing carbon-neutral portfolios by 2050.

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