Environmental, social and governance factors continue to gain ground among U.S. and European asset owners.
U.S. institutional investors' use of ESG grew to 26% in 2014, from 22% a year ago, according to a recent Callan
Here's why: Endowments and foundations appear to have made the most progress in including ESG into investment policy statements.
Why not? Some investors aren't using ESG because they are unsure of its worth.
Risk factors: A Hermes survey of 108 European institutional investors found 79% balance ESG risks against other investment considerations.
Sources: Callan Associates; Hermes Investment Management
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