GLOBAL - Responsible Investor and Investment & Pensions Europe Magazine (IPE) have teamed up to launch RI Landscape 2008 - one of the widest ever global surveys of institutional investors and asset managers to find out how they are integrating environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) into their processes.

The asset owners survey aimed at pension funds and foundations is currently online and has been sent out to an extensive list of funds worldwide.

For the first time, asset owners and fund managers will be ranked according to commitments to responsible investment.

The survey will draw distinctions between responsible investment approaches based on negative screening of companies, weighted screening, engagement, integration of ESG into investment decisions, and pure-play mandates such as allocations to clean energy and water funds.

Findings will be drawn together in two comprehensive reports: one for asset owners published in May 2008 and one for asset managers published the following month.
The format for these reports is unique, incorporating aggregated analysis of investment levels by type of institution, region and asset class, plus the findings of a high-level round-table discussion of investors, consultants and fund managers on the data held in advance of publication.

Those findings will be accompanied by commentary and analysis and the data will also be published in Excel format and reports will then be issued via both print and web distribution through, Investment & Pensions Europe magazine as a special supplements and

The survey asks primarily single answer questions and is designed to be easy to complete with automatic saving on answers so respondents can return to it at any time.

For a link to the online survey, a copy of the questionnaire or for further information, please contact Tony Hay, publisher of Responsible Investor on +44 (0)20 8682 3638 or email