CEOs believe investors are the key in creating a more sustainable global economy, according to a new study by Accenture and the UN Global Compact. The results of a survey of more than 766 CEOs found that 86% of CEOs want investors to value sustainability in their long-term investments.
“The momentum is there from both companies and investors to create a sustainable economy. In particular it is remarkable that in just four years over US$20 trillion of assets have been signed to the Principles for Responsible Investment,” said Gavin Power, deputy director of the UN Global Compact.
Since 2006 the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) have been encouraging investors to integrate environmental, social and governance issues in their investments.
Download the study here: A New Era of Sustainability: UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study 2010
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