New City Initiative, a think tank comprised of 45 leading independent asset management firms from the UK, has published a report about the evolution of ESG in asset management. Read the insights from the asset managers interviewed.
Over the last five years, ESG investing has matured from being primarily an esoteric capital allocation tool to becoming part of the fabric of modern-day asset management. There have been a number of reasons why ESG is becoming so popular among managers of all sizes ranging from retail and institutional investor pressure right through to the potential return benefits. With EU regulators now actively pushing investment firms into adopting ESG, NCI analyses how boutique asset managers are applying sustainability in their businesses.