Asset managers increasingly incorporating climate-risk into investment decisions - Aviva Investors

Survey showed an acceleration in ESG adoption

Pedro Gonçalves
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Almost three-in-five asset managers say the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated investors’ adoption of ESG investing
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Almost three-in-five asset managers say the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated investors’ adoption of ESG investing

Four in five investment decisions incorporate climate risk into the decision and the pandemic has accelerated investors’ adoption of ESG investing according to a survey by Aviva Investors.

The research found 80% of asset managers ‘always' or ‘often' incorporate climate risk into investment decisions.  In contrast, only two per cent stated they ‘never' incorporated climate risk into their decision-making process. The survey also found almost three-in-five asset managers (58%) say the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated investors' adoption of ESG investing as firms respond to increased pressure from both retail and institutional investors to consider environmental and social risks as well as the ‘greener' opportunities opened up by Covid-19 recovery efforts. Just 7% of respond...

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