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Responsible
Investment Survey 2020

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Getting behind the spin - average scores increase but there's further room for improvement



Every two years we invite a large number of investment managers to complete an in-depth survey about responsible investment (RI). The survey covers:

  • their approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues; and
  • their stewardship practices, such as exercising voting rights and engaging with company management.

There are 137 respondents to our latest survey which includes nearly all the major institutional investment managers in the UK.

The results show that investment managers vary significantly in their RI approaches, with some having much more comprehensive and effective methodologies than others. Our RI survey helps our clients to oversee how their managers are implementing RI on their behalf. The scores that we assign managers show how good the managers are at taking account of ESG issues and exercising stewardship, and the underlying analysis indicates whether there are concerns that might need to be addressed.

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