Gaining Ground - Sustainable Investment Rising in Emerging Markets [PDF]
While asset managers in developed markets are often credited with being a step ahead in factoring environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues into investment decisions, this latest research from Mercer and sponsored by IFC reveals that emerging market asset managers are increasingly considering ESG factors in their investment decisions. In fact, it suggests that sustainable investment assets under management in emerging markets have grown to over $300 billion—or nearly 10 percent of total investment in emerging markets in 2008. As part of this effort, IFC and Mercer produced the first rating on ESG practices of fund managers in China, India, South Korea and Brazil and identified best-practice ESG examples to pre-empt potential risks and enhance returns.
"Gaining Ground - Integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes" was sponsored by IFC in partnership with the Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, Italy and New Zealand.
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