80% Rise in Institutional Sustainable Investing Engagement

A survey from global investment firm Cambridge Associates (CA) showed that engagement in sustainable and impact investing by institutions has increased 80% since 2018. Data from the 144 respondents to the survey – the majority of which came from foundations and colleges and universities – also highlighted that 65% reported engaging in sustainable and impact investing, with 76% of firms citing the latter as an investment strategy. Additionally, 90% of respondents said they plan to increase sustainable and impact investing allocations over the next five years. Strategies used by the surveyed institutions include ESG integration, impact investing, negative screening, and programme-related investments, which all saw varying rises in usage since 2020. Climate change and resource efficiency was the most common thematic focus area, followed by diverse manager investing and social and environmental equity.  

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