The results of a new survey by AsianInvestor and S&P Dow Jones Indices show clearer direction and growing appetite for more sustainable themes in investor portfolios.
A quarter of all professionally managed assets incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, including climate change, in their considerations. As demand for data grows, indices reducing carbon emissions risk are now more attractive.
Investors are now being empowered to integrate ESG factors into their core investments in markets around the world by using the new S&P ESG Index Series.
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