Clear Path Analysis Report: Sustainable smart beta investing for institutional investors

Toshihiro Okada    FTSE Russell, Jeremy Randall, David Underwood, Paul R. T. Johnson Jr, Meryam Omi, Tony Campos, David Harris, Koen Van de Maele, Chris Varco, Robert Whitelaw, Kenneth St. Amand II
16 Nov 2017
Categories: Investment Management, ESG

Country or region: Asia Pacific (Overall)

Recently, a major shift has been observed among asset owners who once took a “tokenistic” approach toward environmental, social and governance (ESG) and are now looking to integrate it into core investment strategies. The pensions industry considers ESG themes, including the transition to a green economy, as an integrated part of their investment philosophy and processes. Asset owners, including defined benefit schemes, are citing ESG risks as central to their fiduciary responsibility. FTSE Russell recently surveyed 200 asset owners globally and asked what their strongest motive was for incorporating ESG considerations into their investment decisions.

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