News: 93% of real assets investors consider sustainability a key factor - Aviva Investors
By Piyasi Mitra - More than nine-out-of-ten (93%) global institutional investors consider ESG and sustainability in their real asset investment decisions, with 17% considering it a critical factor, according to research from global asset manager Aviva Investors.
Findings reveal that 64% of institutional investors plan to increase their allocations to real assets over the next two years, with 46% planning to do so by up to 10%.
Diversification remains the key driver for investing in real assets for most respondents (57%). Three years ago, one-third of investors allocated to real assets mainly to generate inflation-protected income - today, the figure has risen to 53%. The use of real assets to create positive ESG impacts increased from just 17% in 2019 to 28% today.
About 500 institutional investors worldwide - including pension funds, insurers, global financial institutions and official institutions collectively representing multi-trillion dollar assets - participated in the 'Real Assets Study' by Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc.