by Andrew Nicoll, Global Business Lead for Responsible Investment, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
The investment landscape has been changing, driven by increasing pressure from governments and regulators to address climate change and a new focus on sustainability, recognising the direct impact companies can have on systems and economies to sustain significant and prolonged positive transition.
Investment firms across the globe are now grappling with this challenge. To deliver genuine integration of ESG into research and investment processes requires a significant commitment and investment in data and systems infrastructure.
Asset managers will be required to integrate sustainability factors into their investment decision making, and show evidence of this through clear and consistent disclosures and client reporting.
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