The asset management industry is facing a paradox: there is a strong compulsion to see the industry fully endorsing its societal responsibility and acting for a safer, fairer future, while at the same time financial returns seem to be disconnected from economic reality. The global, underlying forces that shape this dynamic are far reaching and have tremendous implications. To capture and reflect the nature of the undercurrents at play, and for the first time since its inception in 2017, the Hirschel & Kramer Responsible Investment Brand Index (in short RIBI™) adopts a worldwide perspective on the industry. In expanding its universe of companies analysed globally to 500+, it firmly establishes itself as an indispensable industry tool.
RIBI™ remains the only instrument which evaluates the asset management industry on its ability to translate commitment to sustainable development into each asset manager’s core brand. The index offers unique insights as it evaluates actual commitment against follow-through in brand architecture.
By combining hard and soft factors, the 2021 Responsible Investment Brand Index reaches beyond figures by providing you with relevant insights into the ESG landscape.
While 40% of the universe analysed demonstrates above average Commitment ratings, only 25% of the industry has an above average Brand rating. Clearly, in general asset managers first implement their Responsible Investment strategy, then project their efforts in their brand. This is a trend we welcome, as a brand is more solidly anchored in a sound company strategy.
“The understanding of the critical role Purpose plays in an increasingly complex and accelerated, inter-connected world is not equally present across regions. Purpose acts as a unifying force, aligning belief and value systems within organisations and consequently catalyses consistency and growth from within,” says Markus Kramer, Co-Founder of the Responsible Investment Brand Index.
Extensive research results, with insights on the evolution of the overall industry. Detailed dissection of the performance of all key players in the RIBI segments. New this year: global perspectives, including a competitive overview with the rankings of the Top-10 on a per-country basis within global regions and countries.
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Full RIBI Report plus a dedicated section for you with Your Category, Your Commitment Rating, Your Brand Rating, a view how on you rank globally as well as a comparison within your home region or country. Delivery time is 5 working days.
Extensive research results, with detailed insights on the evolution of your company. A qualitative assessment of your evolution and a direct comparison of your position vs peers on each of the 15 analysed criteria (Commitment + Branding). A detailed rating of the quality of your Purpose and Values as well as recommendations for action. This includes tailored preparation, and report as well as a debriefing call. Delivery time is 10 working days.
You get all tailored services from the INSIGHTS+ report as well as an analysis of your company compared to specific peer universes defined with you: by country and/or by size and/or by type of organisation, aligned with the strategy of your firm. This is presented in a dedicated workshop with your team (virtual or on-site), moderated by the RIBI’s two authors. This includes an in-depth preparation briefing call to customise the workshop to your needs, as well as a followed-up with concrete recommendations that you can use for your Responsible Investment and Brand strategy.
Extensive research results with insights on the evolution of the overall industry. Detailed dissection of the performance of all key players in the RIBI segments. New this year: includes a competitive overview with the rankings of the Top-10 on a per-country basis within global regions and countries.
Free immediate download.
Extensive research results with detailed insights on the evolution of an asset manager of your choice. A direct comparison of their position vs peers on each of the 15 criteria analysed (Commitment + Branding). A detailed analysis and interpretation of what it means for you.
Receive INSIGHTS+ reports for several managers, for example, all those who manage for you, or all those in a specific country / region. Comparative analysis between each of the managers in the selected sample is provided and evaluated for you.
Being placed in the top category and rated as an “Avant Gardist” allows eligible companies to use the RIBI™ Sign of Achievement in their communication materials. Using the RIBI™ Avant Gardist™ Sign of Achievement is subject to an annual licencing fee of EUR 1.000. Please contact us.
The consistency of what an investment manager commits to in terms of Responsible Investment and how it projects this in its brand is measured via the four RIBI categories:
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