Chart of the week: Taking up the challenge
Over the past decade, appetite for sustainable investment has increased across the global asset management industry and in the US, sustainably managed assets now represent 26% of the total. Commitment to the Stewardship Code has also shot up as and more managers have become involved in proxy voting and other forms of engagement with underlying companies. We’ve been doing this for a while – this year marks a decade since Rathbones signed the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). When we joined, there were fewer than 500 others like us – now we are joined by more than 2,000 of our peers in the investment world. We are excited about exploring the opportunities that can arise from integrating ESG into the investment process itself (see our article ‘A sustainable approach’ from our latest InvestmentInsights).