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Institutional investors call for more non-financial performance disclosure, finds EY survey

Institutional investors believe that companies should stop ignoring environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and disclose more adequately the non-financial risks that could affect their business, according to a survey by EY. 

EY surveyed 320 institutional investors from around the world and found that 30% agreed strongly and 52% agreed with the statement: “Environmental and social issues offer both risks and opportunities, but for too long, companies have not considered them core to their businesses”.

Upon being asked how frequently a company’s non-financial performance has played a pivotal role in their investment decision-making, 27% of surveyed investors responded frequently, 41% occasionally, 27% seldom and 5% never.

Twelve percent of surveyed investors believe that companies adequately disclose their ESG risks against 60% who do not believe so and said companies should disclose this risk more fully and 21% who only replied no.

Full survey results can be accessed here: Is your nonfinancial performance revealing the true value of your business to investors?  

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