WeConvene Extel and the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) announced the results of the 13th annual WeConvene Extel/UKSIF SRI & Sustainability Survey at an event hosted by Newton Investment Management in London.
The SRI component of Extel 2015 represents the views of over 350 investment professionals from 25 countries, making it the most extensive assessment of socially responsible investing (SRI) in the European investment community. Voting was conducted from 23rd March to 30th April 2015. It reflects a contribution from 168 buyside firms and 15 brokerage firms/research houses.
Key highlights from the 2015 WeConvene Extel/UKSIF Survey include:
Thematic reviews & ideas continue to be most critical SRI/ESG research service as far as the buyside are concerned
Nearly half of asset managers believe sustainability issues have an important influence on stock prices
Buyside believes only a third of companies take sustainability issues truly seriously in how they operate, and in how they treat investors
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