CFA Society Poland conducted a survey among investors about ESG. The aim of the survey was to analyse the implementation, reporting and use of non-financial criteria among institutional investors, stock market analysts and issuers, as well as to analyse the readiness of supervisory boards to supervise the ESG area in a company. The survey took the form of an online questionnaire. It was conducted in February/March 2021. The survey received 90 responses.

According to the survey 43 percent of investors rate their level of preparedness to implement the SFDR regulation as medium or low. Only 43 percent of companies have an integrated business and sustainability strategy, while 36 percent of companies surveyed have no non-financial strategy. Almost half (46 percent) of the surveyed board members indicate that non-financial elements are not incorporated into the remuneration policy of boards. These are just a few of the conclusions of the report “ESG – a sword of Damocles or a chance for strategic change?”. The analysis was prepared by PwC, CFA Society Poland and Association of Independent Supervisory Boards Members.

The full press release and the survey (Polish language) can be accessed on this link.

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