This survey explains how investors view environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and data and the role ESG issues play in their investing process.

MYTH #1 Firms offer ESG products primarily for reputational reasons. REALITY The top reason investors consider ESG products is to adequately manage risk, and client demand is growing.

MYTH #2 ESG issues are mostly about environmental issues and climate change in particular. REALITY The top factor considered is board accountability, a governance issue.

MYTH #3 ESG implementation is primarily done through exclusionary screening. REALITY An integrated approach to ESG issues is now the most widely used method.

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