The Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Institutional Investors identifies critical issues shaping investment criteria and how companies can build trust with the investment community.

The 2021 report reveals that Canadian investors believe that companies that deliver strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and related disclosure by Canadian issuers deserve a premium valuation. However, the majority now look at ESG through a critical lens and have a lack of confidence in companies’ ability to deliver on their ESG or net zero commitments. The 2021 report also provides important perspective on topics such as shareholder and employee activism and the recent rise of the retail investor.

The Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Institutional Investors is a supplement to the Edelman Trust Barometer, which is released annually at the World Economic Forum each January. This year’s report surveyed 700 institutional investors, including financial analysts, chief investment officers and portfolio managers across seven markets (Canada, U.S., U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, the Middle East and Japan). The report is launched annually in Canada by Edelman Smithfield.