On October 19, 2015 Fiona Reynolds, managing director, UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) contributed an article to FT Adviser, describing the results of a recent survey that evidences country differences in how individuals with a corporate or personal pension plan view environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
“At the recent Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) annual conference, the results of a survey of 8,287 adults looked at how those with a corporate or personal pension plan across seven countries – Brazil, South Africa, the US, UK, Australia, Japan and France – viewed environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The YouGov survey also looked at the level of communication these investors had with their pension funds.
Interestingly, the findings showed higher levels of engagement on some issues from those in Brazil and South Africa than in the other countries surveyed. For all those who believe the west generally leads on engagement and integration of ESG issues, this may come as something of a surprise.”
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