ESG Investing Resource Center

Investors worldwide are increasingly interested in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. Fund managers are meeting this demand by offering funds with ESG-related investing strategies and through stewardship efforts. At the same time, policymakers across the globe are pursuing a variety of initiatives related to sustainable finance and ESG investing.

ICI engages on ESG-related policy developments that affect regulated funds and their managers at the international level, as well as in Europe, the United States, and Asia. ICI maintains a resource for members to track ESG policy developments around the world, including links to ICI analysis and written advocacy.

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Publications and Commentary


Policy Matters


    United States



    Member Committees and Working Groups

    The following ICI member committees and working groups work on ESG-related developments.

    • ESG Task Force: Member forum for discussing ESG policy issues from a global perspective.
    • ESG Advisory Group: The ESG Advisory Group consists of firms represented on the ICI Board of Governors. Members actively contribute to identifying and reviewing ESG-related issues of fund industry-wide concern and works toward developing potential solutions through creation of industry publications and recommendations to regulators, regulatory advisory committees, legislators, and others as appropriate.
    • Global Regulated Funds Committee: Member committee that works on global policy developments impacting regulated funds and their managers.
    • SEC Rules Committee: Member committee that addresses SEC regulations and other federal regulatory and legislative issues (excepting tax-related issues) affecting mutual funds and other investment companies.
    • Proxy Working Group: Member forum for discussing proxy developments in the United States.
    • Disclosure Working Group: Member forum to discuss comments raised in the SEC staff review of fund disclosure, including ESG-related fund disclosure.
    • Diversity and Inclusion Working Group: Member forum to share ideas and practices related to advancing diversity and inclusion efforts and programs in their workforce.
    • Pension Committee: Member committee that helps shape ICI’s advocacy efforts on retirement policy issues before DOL, IRS, Treasury, Congress, and other policymakers.