Eurosif partnered with Inrate for the Emerging Markets Theme Report.
A Steering Committee comprised of representatives from Bank Sarasin, ECPI, Pictet Asset Management and Robeco provided their expertise and input to help shape this report.
- Although lower than in developed markets, ESG integration by companies operating in emerging markets is improving, with significant country variations.
- Among ESG markets, South Africa and Latin American companies tend to be the most advanced on ESG issues.
- Although sustainability disclosure is present in 9 out of 10 companies in the emerging markets, this figure drops when it comes to external verification or the adoption of standardized guidelines.
- Implementation and progress tracking on environmental commitments is still weak, although pressure on emerging market companies is likely to grow, particularly in fast growing countries like India and China, as these countries are starting to play a bigger role in the international climate change regime.