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Willis Towers Watson (韋萊韜悅) 上週一發表的一項針對500間大型資產管理公司的研究顯示，採用環境、社會及管治原則管理的資產增長速度比其他投資項目更快。
另外，根據針對資產管理公司的調查，客戶對可持續投資的興趣上升了83%。Willis Tower旗下非牟利組織Thinking Ahead Institute的研究主管Bob Collie也曾在一份聲明中提到：「可持續發展現在已成為避無可避的議題。」
Assets managed with environmental, social and governance principles are growing faster than the rest of the investing industry, according to a study of 500 large asset managers published last Monday by Willis Towers Watson.
Assets allocated to ESG principles rose by 17.8% in 2018, compared with the total industry where asset growth is declining at a rate of 3%, Willis Towers reported. Mandates for ESG investing grew even faster – rising 23.3% in 2018 as asset managers sought to specifically hire ESG-focused managers.
Client interest in sustainable investing was 83% up, according to a survey of the asset managers. “Sustainability has now become an unavoidable issue.” Bob Collie, head of research at Willis Towers’s nonprofit Thinking Ahead Institute said in a statement.
This is consistent with the trend in APAC region. According to the polling results of the inaugural Sustainable Investing Forum co-hosed by Thailand’s government pension fund (GPF) and Bloomberg last week, Asian investors are bullish on ESG investing and plan to ramp up sustainable investments in the next 12 months. 89% of 140+ investors, asset owners and asset managers from Thailand and the APAC region believe that ESG-integrated portfolios are likely to perform as well or better than non ESG-integrated portfolios and 51% said they will increase their sustainable investments in the next 12 months. The top two ESG bets in the next 12 months are in investments related to climate change (61%) and diversity & inclusion (23%).
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