PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE – THE WORLD OF INDEX INVESTING IS IN FLUX AS ESG INTEGRATION INTO PASSIVE IS ON COURSE TO BECOME THE NORM FOR NEW MANDATES.

In the last year there has been a quiet revolution taking place as asset owners have been moving to integrate ESG into index designs for new mandates on core passive portfolios.

Integrating sustainability into investment strategies was a “minority sport” when David Harris joined FTSE 15 years ago. “Over this period, we’ve seen a dramatic change,” said Harris, who is now Group Head of Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group, and Head of Sustainable Investment at FTSE Russell.