Sustainability Impacts the Investment Mainstream

 “Sustainability Goes Mainstream: Insights into Investor Views,” a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Investor Resource Institute, outlines just how significant sustainability has become in the mainstream investment field. The survey polled a mix of institutional investors—asset managers, pension funds, mutual funds, and hedge funds—with $7.6 trillion in assets under management. The Big Ask: evaluate the influence of sustainability issues on investment decisions. The conclusion? Professional investors “are increasingly factoring sustainability into governance policies, portfolio decision-making processes and investment allocations.” Four out of five survey respondents considered sustainability issues in at least one investment context in the past year. Eighty-five percent said they anticipate doing so within the next three years. It’s the latest exhibit proving that a seismic shift in investment practices and strategies is well under way.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Companies are digging deeper into social metrics to measure their effort and impact. This helps bring CSR and sustainability initiatives more in line with mainstream business practice and strategy, as well as align those initiatives with bottom line-related thinking. Measuring social impact helps a company communicate the social value it creates effectively to its stakeholders and consumers who increasingly want to go with businesses that are making a positive difference.

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