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Index investors continue to expand ESG focus, survey finds

28 May 2021 Articles

This article, published by IR Magazine, highlights the main findings of the Morrow Sodali 2021 Institutional Investor Survey with a focus on how large institutional investors are increasing the integration of ESG factors into engagement, investment decisions and proxy voting.

The annual global poll of over 40 institutional investors highlights the main areas of focus for them in determining how to exercise their voting rights at annual shareholder meetings, and identifies the latest trends in company engagement, including ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and sustainability, remuneration and AGM-related issues, and shareholder activism.

The 2021 iteration of the survey, which is now in its 6th year, underscores how the focus on ESG continues to intensify. The institutions surveyed see a clear link between ESG performance and good financial performance, and they want companies to improve their engagement and reporting on these topics.

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