In a press release distributed on March 8, 2017 the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association and Adveq, a global institutional private equity investor, announced the results of a survey about responsible investment.
According to the press release, “(m)ore than three quarters (77%) of respondents to the survey agree Responsible Investing is more important than it was three years ago, while 78 percent anticipate it will be more important three years from now. Adoption of industry standards (71%), pressure from institutional investors (67%), and positive investment return outcomes (64%) will be the largest drivers of greater adoption of Responsible Investing and ESG approaches, according to survey respondents.”
The survey also covers the benefits of responsible investing, difficulties in implementing responsible investing and education about responsible investing.
“Responsible investing seems to be at a tipping point right now. It is garnering increased interest and momentum, which will likely accelerate in the years to come,” said William J. Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of CAIA. “To support this demand, a more institutional infrastructure is needed including common standards, increased information and education. Responsible Investing is already included in the CAIA curriculum, and based on the results of this survey and what we continue to hear from our global Membership, we will continue to add more content around ESG and Responsible Investing and to plan more events for our Members and others interested in this topic to keep them apprised of the latest developments.”
You may read the press release on the CAIA internet site.