Survey Identifies Drivers and Obstacles for Sustainable Investing

A recent survey found that, although institutional investors are driving hedge fund managers to embrace sustainable investing, many challenges remain, including inadequate data; shortage of expertise; lack of consensus on definitions and standards; and greenwashing problems. The survey report (Report) was a joint effort by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), KPMG International, CREATE-Research and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. This article discusses the key takeaways from the Report. For more from AIMA on ESG and sustainable investing, see “AIMA Survey Examines Evolution in the Ways That Managers Align With Investors” (Nov. 7, 2019); and “A Recap of AIMA’s 2019 Global Policy & Regulatory Forum” (May 23, 2019).

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