On November 3, 2017 the Austrian portal Money Management reported on research conducted by the firm bfinancial about new equity mandates.
According to the article, “investors and pension funds have highly prioritised emerging market and Asia-focused managers at the expense of US equities.”
“However, one of the challenges for investors, seeking to integrate ESG considerations in emerging market equities, was lack of data. Where scores were available, they are often based on less information and restricted to benchmark stocks, while EM managers tend to invest a significant proportion off-benchmark.”
You may read the article on the Money Management internet site.