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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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