Member of Fecif Board of Directors / Foreign Affairs, ANASF
ESG – growing in importance for everyone!
From a recent survey carried out by a famous global investment company, 46% of investors want to focus more on sustainability criteria for their portfolio choice and as a result 93% of fund managers cannot fail to take this into account in monitoring the company in which they invest.
ESG (environmental and social governance) criteria are surely the trend of the future, destined to grow through a multiplicity of different approaches, united among them by the objective of the sustainability from an environmental, social and corporate governance point of view.
Furthermore, according to other research, Italian investors are particularly sensitive to the issue: in fact, not only 46% expect to invest more in sustainable investment products in the next five years, but 47% choose funds and companies based on environmental, governance and social considerations. Despite this growth, there are still several obstacles in this area: the scarcity of information, the limited availability of this type of solution and the lack of adequate financial advice. A very important fact is that most investors have stated that, in order to invest consistently with their values, they would be willing to extend their investment for the time necessary to achieve their goals...