Global Sustainable & Responsible Investment report shows rapid worldwide growth

A major new report launched yegsia-reportsterday – at a London ‘GSIA’ event hosted by UKSIF and Bloomberg – shows rapid worldwide expansion of investments that take into account environmental, social, governance, sustainability and/or  ethical investment issues.

The report studies the period 2014 – 2016.

Highlights include:

  • Europe has the most assets under management ($12,040 bn)  representing 52% of the total – but has a below average ‘regional’ growth rate at 5.7%
  • The average annual growth rate across all regions was 11.9%
  • Negative screening is the most commonly used strategy in terms of assets under management (and is particularly prevalent in Europe)
  • ESG integration is the second most popular strategy (Corporate engagement / shareholder action is third).
  • Norms based investment is hugely popular in Europe – this is noteworthy as it remains relatively low profile in the UK (is this a sign of things to come – or representative of a fundamentally different outlook?)

See page 7 onwards for tables and pie charts that set this out in more detail.

 

You can download the 31 page report here: Global Sustainable Investment Review (GSIR) 2016

 

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