Investors are one of the biggest, “below the radar”, drivers of sustainable business for the future, and are making slow and steady progress in sustainable and responsible investments.
The lessons for corporate sustainability champions are:
- While it may not seem that investors care about sustainability, their interest is steadily growing and will become very visible in a few years.
- The cost savings for companies from sustainability and rising expectations of limited partners are driving the interest in these investments.
- This trend will accelerate when the metrics for monitoring investments improve, which seems to be taking place now. Nearly half of all shareholder resolutions typically have to do with sustainability.