Almost half of investors would sell off investments if company fails to take sufficient ESG actions, research shows

However, majority of investors either unwilling to see their returns decrease or would only see a marginal decrease on return resulting from a company’s sustainability, governance and environmental pursuits, according to PwC research

Fiona Gaskin, ESG leader for assurance and reporting at PwC Ireland

Most investors would either not be willing to accept a cut on their returns or would accept only a small one if it meant the firms they invest in were prioritising environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. Yet almost half are also prepared to sell their stakes if ESG efforts are found lacking, according to new research.

The findings, collated from separate surveys conducted by PwC of chief executives and investors, indicated that less than ...