The Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report: Institutional Investors delivers valuable investment criteria and insights on trust drivers for institutional investors. This year’s findings span a range of topics including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices, shareholder activism, multi-stakeholder commitment and more.  

The Canadian edition of the report reveals that a resounding 95% of investors expect their firms to intensify their focus on ESG. As companies recover from the impacts of COVID-19, more institutional investors will be looking to businesses to focus beyond short-term value creation and play a greater role in society. The bar for ESG factors has never been higher.  

This fourth annual global report surveyed 600 institutional investors, including financial analysts, chief investment officers and portfolio managers across six countries (Canada, U.S., U.K., Germany, the Netherlands and Japan), representing firms that collectively manage over $20 trillion in assets. The report is a supplement to the Edelman Trust Barometer launched annually in January at the World Economic Forum. 

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