August 2008

ESG becoming major investment trend

The consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into institutional investment will be major trend over the next five years

Toronto (11 August 2008) -The consideration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into institutional investment will be one of six major macro trends over the next five years, due to sustainable performance influences and desirability, says a study by Watson Wyatt.

Its ‘Defining Moments’ report says the growth of ESG investing would be predicated on four major trends: