Sustainability issues are a priority for today’s investors and will continue to become increasingly relevant as institutions seek to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns in both current and future investment decisions. How prepared is your company to present a clear narrative to investors supported by good data? Our new survey of institutional investors shows that the influence of sustainability issues on investor decision-making is rising, primarily among large institutions that provide considerable capital, so it’s more important than ever to be proactive in communicating with them. The survey shows that providing the right information and quality data are issues that are on investors’ minds.
So what's the overall message for companies? As ESG issues become more relevant to the investment decision and process, you will need to be prepared to answer incisive questions from investors about the ESG issues that are material to your business and how your sustainability strategy creates shareholder value for your company.