RI landscape 2008 part 2: fund manager survey launched

Survey opens to all managers of SRI related investment from equities to venture capital, clean-tech to property, microfinance and beyond.

Responsible Investor and IPE Magazine have launched the second part of RI Landscape 2008 with the launch of the asset manager survey on the integration of environmental, social and governance issues into investment practices. The survey is open to all managers of SRI related investment from equities to venture capital, clean-tech to microfinance and beyond. The survey can be linked to from: RI Landscape 2008 Asset Managers Survey
The asset manager survey will close on April 4.
The final call is also out to institutional investors to participate in the first stage of the survey for asset owners, which closes at the end of February.
Global asset owners running more than €525bn have already responded to RI Landscape 2008, one of the widest ever global surveys of institutional investors to find out how they are integrating environmental, social and governance issues (ESG). Asset owners, including pension funds, sovereign funds, charities, endowments, foundations and faith groups can still submit their responses by following the link: RI Landscape 2008 Asset Owners Survey
RI Landscape 2008 is a joint venture between Responsible Investor and IPE Magazine. The consideration of ESG in investing is one of today’s hottest institutional topics. The ground-breaking joint research into the responsible investment landscape aimsto show, for example, to what extent investors are allocating to emerging asset classes such as renewable energy or incorporating extra-financial factors into their research.
For the first time, asset owners and fund managers will be listed according to commitments to responsible investment. The findings will be drawn together in two comprehensive reports: one for asset owners published in May, 2008 and one for asset managers published the following month.
The format for these reports is unique, incorporating aggregated analysis of investment levels by type of institution, region and asset class, plus the findings of a high-level round-table discussion involving investors, consultants and fund managers on the data, held in advance of publication. The findings will be accompanied by commentary and analysis and the data will also be published in Excel format.
The reports will be issued via both print and web distribution through Responsible-Investor.com, Investment & Pensions Europe magazine as a special supplements and IPE.com. The survey asks primarily single answer questions and is designed to be easy to complete with automatic saving on answers so respondents can return to it at any time.
For further information, please contact: Tony Hay, Publisher, Responsible Investor, Office: +44 20 8682 3638, Mobile: +44 7887 683025, tony@responsible-investor.com
For a copy of the questionnaires in Word format please email – info@responsible-investor.com