Emerging Trends in Sustainable Investing: Best Practices and Wildcards for Institutions

By: AGF • September 28, 2023

Executive Summary

Sustainable investing continues to gain widespread acceptance among institutional investors and full integration is projected to surge in the next five years, according to a new study conducted by Coalition Greenwich and commissioned by AGF Investments.

Results from the Coalition Greenwich Emerging Trends in Sustainable Investing Best Practices and Wildcards for Institutions Study (read the accompanying Whitepaper here) shows nine out of 10 institutional investors in North America and Europe expect to be investing in sustainably or working toward the goal of introducing sustainable investment practices into their portfolios within the next five years. In fact, implementing sustainable investing across portfolios with full integration is projected to grow to three times today’s level in five years.

The most important trends and best practices identified in Emerging Trends Sustainable Investing: Best Practices and Wildcards for Institutions Study include:

  • Full integration
  • Heightened Expectations
  • Guarding Against Greenwashing
  • Enhancing Impact and Returns

To read the full study, download the PDF.


The views expressed in this insight based off of the 2023 Greenwich Research. The views are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of AGF, its subsidiaries or any of its affiliated companies, funds or investment strategies.

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