Many professional investors say they are positive about their impact on the planet, research shows.
Over 60% of professional investors surveyed believed they were making a “tangible and positive” impact on society, while only 13% felt their impact was negligible or non-existent.
The survey by NN Investment Partners found that the most widely accepted benchmark to measure responsible impact is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – adopted by all UN member states with the aim of making a better and fairer future.
Just under 50% of respondents – who were drawn from various countries in Europe - believed they have the scope within their decision-making parameters to invest in a way that is responsible. The survey also suggested the majority would do more responsible investing if they had the professional scope to do so.
Seven out of ten professional investors said that their organisations have long-term responsible investing in place.
“As they continue to evolve their responsible investing policies, professional investors will want confirmation that their investments meet their ESG goals,” said Adrie Heinsbroek, principal, responsible investment at NN Investment Partners.
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