With investors progressively becoming more demanding, the focus on ESG matters and well-implemented responsible investment processes is likely to continue to increase. A series of new challenges are developing, among the most important ones:
- Proving the effectiveness of integration of ESG issues throughout the investment lifecycle and across investment teams;
- Effectively using ESG research as a material element to the investment decision process and not as an optional decision tool;
- Aligning ESG strategies and products to the level of sophistication of each type of investor;
- Increasing the accuracy, reliability and credibility of the reporting to investors.
This study, commissioned by ALFI, is of paramount importance in order to obtain an overall view of the RI industry in all its diversity and to understand the key trends and evolutions that will shape the future.