ESG: shaping the new normal for active managers

Executive Summary

CPR Asset Management’s new approach to ESG investing is all about ensuring a level playing field to facilitate the implementation of successful active management strategies.

Investment based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria is moving into the mainstream. In 2016, over US$22 trillion of assets were managed via responsible investment strategies. This represented a quarter of all professionally managed assets around the world, up 25 percent from two years earlier.

But what exactly is ESG investing? Unlike approaches based on ethical considerations such as prohibiting investment in certain companies or industries (e.g., alcohol, tobacco or firearms), ESG investing is built on the premise that investment research should incorporate an analysis of long-term sustainability factors to help identify companies with high investment potential.

Performance magazine issue 28, January 2019

Performance is a triannual digest, dedicated to investment management professionals, which brings you the latest articles, news and market developments from Deloitte’s professionals and clients.

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