“They think it’s SRI, that we’re going to screen alcohol or tobacco. You don’t want clients to think you’re compromising performance in any way. “It’s about making the best possible investment decision.” But the long-term nature of ESG risks meant that current remuneration models for brokers and funds managers, which are better aligned with short-term performance, did not always reward good management of ESG risks. This amounted to a “mismatch with long-term liabilities and issues”. The UNPRI issues the 97-question survey to signatories.

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