ESG: Do Fund Managers Practice What They Preach?

Segal Marco Advisors requested its top 100 managers by assets complete a questionnaire of the firm’s internal Evnvironmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies and practices. The survey’s 24 questions focused on the practices of the firm, not of the underlying investments.

The range of questions included measures like employee tenure and development programs and claims of code ethics violations. Of the 81 respondents (out of 100), 38 respondents had no POC on the board of directors (with one having more than 46 percent POC) and 44 percent had no women. The percentage of independent directors is low, with 44 recent having none at all.

Nearly 70 percent give employees an opportunity for firm ownership.

The full report is available here.

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