ESG Global Study

Capital Group examines how institutional and wholesale investors are thinking about ESG investing.


Capital Group ESG Global Study 2021

Many investors are contemplating how to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their decisions. We surveyed more than 1,000 professionals around the world — including advisors, consultants and intermediaries — for an in-depth view of their perspectives.

A few key topics of the study:

  • How ESG data providers inform investment decisions
  • The most common barriers to integrating ESG
  • Differing views in geographic regions
  • The role of regulation in ESG investing
  • Addressing concerns about greenwashing

Our findings

“One of the things that struck me is that the lack of robust ESG data is right up there with concerns about sacrificing investment returns as the biggest barrier to ESG adoption.”

Explore key takeaways

Use these interactive tools to answer some of the survey questions and see how your responses compare to those of your peers around the world.

Review the research

Download a comprehensive report on the Capital Group ESG Global Study, as well as an infographic that summarises the key findings.