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  • Thomson Reuters and UKSIF Announce the 2014 SRI & Sustainability Survey Results

    16 July 2014

    Thomson Reuters and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) announced the results of the 12th annual Thomson Reuters Extel/UKSIF SRI & Sustainability Survey at an event hosted by Schroder Investment Management UK in London.

    The 2014 Survey represents the views of over 360 investment professionals from 27 countries, making it the most extensive assessment of socially responsible investing (SRI) in the European investment community. Voting was conducted from 24th March to 7th May 2014. It reflects a contribution from 179 buy-side firms and 14 brokerage firms/research houses.

    Key highlights from the 2014 Thomson Reuters Extel/UKSIF Survey include:

    • Thematic reviews & ideas are the most critical SRI/ESG research services as far as the buyside are concerned, with over 80% rating these as very important
    • 34% of asset managers look for all SRI/ESG research & insights to be integrated into all analyses they receive from brokers
    • Sustainability a growing element in remit and discussions of IR teams at companies, with 56% now including it as integral to their IR outreach

     “We are delighted to partner with Extel Thomson Reuters once again on these important awards,” said Simon Howard, UKSIF Chief Executive. “Two weeks ago the Law Commission said fiduciaries “should take financially material factors into account” and cited ESG elements as an example of those factors. This highlights how SRI and sustainability thinking is relevant to the mainstream. These awards showcase the financial sector’s successful integration of sustainability and ESG across the value chain, from brokers through fund managers to companies.”

    Read the full press release here.

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