By Rob Kozlowski
Source: Pensions & Investments

Global asset managers are expanding investment resources dedicated to ESG, and increasing numbers of firms are adding more ESG metrics to their investment processes, according to Russell Investments’ seventh annual ESG survey.

The latest survey of 369 asset managers representing $79.6 trillion in assets under management shows 82% of managers explicitly incorporate qualitative or quantitative ESG factor assessments into their investment processes, compared with 78% in last year’s survey. The most growth was reported in the U.K., where 100% of managers said they incorporate those factors in 2021, compared with 87% in the 2020 survey.

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