ESG Investor Collaborations Growth Accelerates Sending a Strong Message to Companies in 2020 & Beyond
Leaders Arena's latest study finds that investor collaborations grew at a brisk pace, with a nearly 75% increase in collective investor AUM supporting ESG collaborations since 2018. Key growth factors include the growing number and size of investors supporting existing collaborations – including high-profile investors such as BlackRock – and the number of new initiatives being launched. Collaborations with a social focus represent 6 of the 8 new investor initiatives launched since 2018.
The study looks at 37 investor collaborations with minimum investor assets under management (AuM) of $1 trillion that have a global reach. It finds that investor collaborations continue to grow at a brisk pace, with a nearly 75% increase in collective investor AUM supporting ESG collaborations since 2018. Key growth factors include the growing number and size of investors supporting existing collaborations – including high-profile investors such as BlackRock – and the number of new initiatives being launched.
Furthermore, since 2018 the growth in collaborations with a social focus outpaced the growth in environmental and governance initiatives. Of the eight new collaborations formed since 2018, six were created to influence corporate behaviour on social topics including COVID-19 and the 2019 Brazil tailings dam disaster.
Investor collaborations provide a significant platform for communicating investor priorities and help to facilitate investor-company dialogue on ESG matters.
“As these initiatives grow in number and size, it can be difficult for companies to keep up to date with developments. The study’s findings will help companies adapt more quickly to these emerging trends, prioritise time and resources and improve their overall ESG communication with investors,” says Miguel Santisteve, Leaders Arena’s CEO.
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Leaders Arena is a global independent ESG advisory firm with offices in the UK and US. It offers over 30+ years of direct Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Investor Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) experience to help companies and private equity firms scale up their ESG strategy and communications.
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