Investment Survey 2022
Raising the bar - Expectations of investment managers are higher than ever
Welcome to our sixth biennial responsible investment survey.
Every two years we invite a wide selection of investment managers to complete an in-depth survey about responsible investment (RI). It covers:
- their approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, including climate change; and
- their stewardship practices, such as exercising voting rights and engaging with company management.
146 investment managers completed our 2022 survey, including nearly all the major institutional investment managers in the UK.
Some of the key points we have uncovered are that, compared to two years ago:
- Managers are taking ESG issues and stewardship much more seriously, but more needs to be done
- Significant progress has been made in monitoring and assessing climate-related risks, although we look forward to seeing more detail on managers’ plans to achieve net zero targets
- Voting practices remain strong and continue to improve, but the wider engagement agenda is still somewhat skewed, mainly to climate change and governance issues
With the help of their advisers, asset owners should continue to engage with managers on to understand their responsible investment approaches and encourage improvements where appropriate. It can be difficult to know where to focus attention, so we have included in the report some key actions that asset owners can take. If you would like to understand how we can help you with this, please contact us.
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