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ESG in a pandemic world


The results of RBC Global Asset Management's highly anticipated 2021 Responsible Investment survey have been released.

Our fifth annual survey polled key decision makers around the globe for their thoughts on topics trending within the responsible investment universe. We are pleased to share the findings and their implications for the industry.

Previous global survey results

Session 1: Key themes revealed


A discussion around the key themes revealed in this year’s global survey and their implications for institutional investors.

Doug Guzman

Group Head, RBC Wealth Management,
RBC Insurance, RBC Investor & Treasury Services
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Andrew Sweeney

Vice President & Institutional Portfolio Manager
PH&N Institutional
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Melanie Adams

Vice President and Head, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
RBC Global Asset Management
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Cary Krosinsky

Author and Advisor; Lecturer, Yale and Brown University;
President, Sustainable Finance Institute
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My-Linh Ngo

Head of ESG Investment
BlueBay Asset Management LLP
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Session 2: Climate change: Implications for institutional investors


A closer look into the survey results surrounding climate change and the institutional response to related investment policies.

Andrew Sweeney

Vice President & Institutional Portfolio Manager
PH&N Institutional
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Maia Becker

Director, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
RBC Global Asset Management Inc.
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Ben Yeoh

Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Healthcare, RBC Global Equity, RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited View profile

Aeisha Mastagni

Portfolio Manager, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) View profile

2021 Key Takeaways

survey campaign 2021 en outlines

The RBC Global Asset Management 2021 Responsible Investing Survey, conducted from May 11, 2021, through July 9, 2021, reflects the views of institutional investors and consultants globally. The U.S. accounted for over half (61%) of responses followed by Canada (16%), Europe (10.3%), and Asia (7.3%). In total, the survey reflects responses from 805 survey participants. The findings of this survey may be accepted as accurate, at a 95% confidence level, within a sampling tolerance of approximately +/- 3.5%.

Previous survey results


Canadian results in the global context