Europe leads the world in ESG investing, finds RBC GAM survey

Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader.

Each year, RBC Global Asset Management conducts a Responsible Investment Survey focusing on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and impact issues and opinions. In 2021, the company surveyed more than 800 investment-sector participants from around the world, with 45% representing organizations with $1 billion or more in assets.

According to the results, Europe continues to lead the world in ESG adoption, with 96% of European respondents saying they use ESG in their decision making. Canada ranked second at 81% — an eight percent decline from last year. Asia ranked third at 75% — a four percent increase from last year. The US trails the pack, as it has in the past, remaining in the 64% to 66% range for three consecutive years.

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