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Investors Want to Engage on Sustainability—Are You Prepared?

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The rise of sustainability as a governance imperative is inextricably tied to the growing influence of large institutional investors, particularly index funds, and the governance teams within them. Generally speaking, governance-focused asset managers now control more than one-third of the average public company’s shareholder register. Recently, the world’s three largest investors bulked up the staff of their governance teams dedicated to analyzing and meeting with portfolio companies, which included hiring individuals with expertise on environmental and social topics. The heightened focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis and corresponding engagement is heavily influenced by the Principles for Responsible Investment... Read More