European Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing 2020

Leading the Global Revolution​

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  • Size the European responsible investment market and understand the regulatory landscape
  • Analyze a comprehensive overview of the responsible investing (RI) product landscape, including wholesale trends, demand, product launches, flows, and the competitive landscape
  • Identify the key approaches that asset owners apply when investing responsibly and the key drivers affecting investor behavior
  • Gain insight into asset owners’ demand for low-carbon or climate-resilient strategies, the availability and demand for products aligned with the EU Paris-Alignment Benchmark (EU PAB) or the EU Climate Transition Benchmark (EU CTB), and the targets that asset owners set and how they translate into reporting requirements for asset managers


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Mark Horan

Mark Horan

Senior Account Manager, Europe


Capitalize on the groundswell of interest in responsible investing in Europe. This report provides detailed analysis of the European responsible investment market and how fund managers can gain assets. In addition to mapping the European responsible investment landscape, the report looks at environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration in traditional and alternative investment strategies such as hedge funds. The report evaluates current client demand for ESG and the driving factors for potential increase in use of ESG strategies from both retail and institutional investors.

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Asset Managers Respond to Demand for Responsible Investing Funds

Justina Deveikyte, CAIA

Justina Deveikyte, CAIA


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Justina Deveikyte, CAIA

Justina Deveikyte, CAIA


Justina joined Cerulli Associates in February 2014 and heads the European Institutional Asset Management research practice. In her role, she is responsible for all research activities relating to institutional investors, the firm’s analysis of alternative investments, the newly created environmental, social, governance (ESG) section, and all data-science-based activities. She also contributes to multiple strategic consulting engagements and The Cerulli Edge series.

Justina is the lead author of several Cerulli reports, covering insurance, retirement, ESG, and alternative investments. Throughout her career, she has successfully developed partnerships with industry associations and has presented at several conferences and events across the Europe.

Prior to joining Cerulli, Justina was a Financial Manager and Global Analyst at Global Food Consulting; she previously has provided professional advice on banking products, including unit-linked insurance and third-pillar pension products at SEB Bank Group.

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Climate change is the most important ESG topic in Europe. Nearly 77% of insurance companies address climate change explicitly in their responsible investment policies, as do 53% of the pension funds surveyed in the report.

Although climate change is the key topic addressed in many European asset owners’ responsible investment policies, not many set targets to reduce climate-related risks or report their performance against these targets. Cerulli’s survey data shows that, on average, nearly 70% of European asset owner respondents do not set carbon-footprint reduction targets for externally managed portfolios. Learn more about how responsible investing is evolving in Europe across retail and institutional investing with our latest report, European Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing 2020: Leading the Global Revolution.

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