ESG growing pains

Responsible investing is down among financial institutions, but as RBC's Melanie Adams explains, the market may just be maturing

Ruth Saldanha 6 November, 2019 | 1:48AM

 

 

Ruth Saldanha: ESG investing seems to be a strong theme for many investors and asset managers. And at first sight it appears that RBC Global Asset Management's annual responsible investment survey finds that to be the case, with 70% of institutional investors using ESG principles as a part of their investment approach and decision-making process. However, this number is actually down from 72% last year, and the report also finds that there are divergent views with those who have not yet committed to responsible investing staying away. Melanie Adams, RBC Global Asset Management's Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, is here with us today to discuss these findings.

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