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Demystifying the Capital Markets’ Shifting ESG Priorities
Part 1 of 4

For over a decade, we have analyzed the impact of ESG on investment decisions. To put that into perspective, in 2010, 20% of surveyed investors reported ESG as a Very Important or Critical factor. Fast forward to today, and that number is now 44%.

In our 2023 Global ESG Survey, we polled and interviewed 155 institutional investors and 103 IR and C-suite executives globally between March 14 and May 17 across more than 30 focus areas relating to ESG.

Key highlights this week focus on demystifying the capital markets’ shifting ESG priorities.

According to our proprietary research:

52% of investors assert ESG has become a greater priority over the past two years, commensurate with our 2021 Global ESG Survey, while 72% of corporate issuers say the same, up from 67% over the same period

  • 67% of investors consider ESG as a factor in their overall investment thesis, up from 45% in 2021
  • 54% of corporates say executive leadership considers ESG as Very Important to the Company’s long-term success, up from 45% in 2021 and 24% in 2019
  • Investors report subscribing to and prioritizing three primary ESG data / ratings providers: MSCI, Sustainalytics, and ISS, respectively
  • 60% and 76% of investors and corporates, respectively, are in favor of standardizing ESG reporting at some level

If you’d like to learn more about our industry-leading ESG research and/or our valued-added ESG Advisory Services, contact us by filling out the form below.

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