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Our fifth annual Responsible Investment Survey reveals the latest views, actions and intentions of institutional investors and consultants related to responsible investment and ESG. Compared to last year’s growth trajectory, adoption of ESG principles appears to have plateaued. Nonetheless, this year’s survey identified a group of respondents whose conviction in ESG integration strengthened as a result of the pandemic.

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European investors remain most committed to ESG adoption and list climate change as their top concern.

Interest in supply chain risk and cyber-security as ESG concerns increased by 6% since last year.

Over half of global investors believe ESG factors can help generate long-term sustainable alpha.

The results of RBC Global Asset Management's highly anticipated 2021 Responsible Investment survey have been released.

Our fifth annual survey polled key decision makers around the globe for their thoughts on topics trending within the responsible investment universe. We are pleased to share the findings and their implications for the industry.

Survey findings

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