The State of Responsible Investment in South Africa

“The State of Responsible Investment in South Africa” is a survey of the approaches and perceptions of the South African investment community to environment, social and governance issues. 32 pension funds, 19 asset managers, and 11 investment service providers were surveyed on current demand and supply of responsible investment as well as whether they felt issues such as employee relations, sustainability, HIV Aids and corporate governance were important to consider when evaluating the performance of investments. Findings are important for both South Africa as well as the larger African context. The South African stock exchange is the biggest in Africa and South African investment activities, trends and behavior are vitally important to the economies throughout the continent. It is arguably in the African continent, where acute ESG pressures exist, that the benefits of responsible investment could have most impact.
Published: 2007 | by: UNEP FI

The State of Responsible Investment in South Africa (1.5 MB | 69 pages)