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Sustainable Investment Survey


Sustainable Investment Survey

September 17, 2021

Global investors grapple with sustainable investing

This summer, we surveyed hundreds of LPs, GPs and service providers about their sustainable investment practices, gathering insights on an increasingly important topic to many in the private markets.

Our 2021 Sustainable Investment Survey is now available, breaking down the data by respondent type and region to determine what is driving investment decisions. This year’s writeup includes a new section that breaks out VCs’ responses from the broader category of general partners.

This report was sponsored by BlueMark and RSM ESG. Interested in sponsoring future editions of this report? Visit our media partnerships page to learn more.

Table of contents
2021 survey by the numbers 2
About the survey 3
Geography 6
Current sustainability programs 8
Q & A: BlueMark 11
The allocator perspective 13
The VC perspective 15
RSM: ESG best practices 17
Contrasting views: ESG 19
Contrasting views: Impact 20
Challenges 21
Measurement 23
Social and political landscape 25
Staying informed 27
Glossary 29