The Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014 is out! // 24.02.2015
Eurosif is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014, a report released today by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA). The global sustainable investment market has grown substantially in both absolute and relative terms, according to the study.
The report reveals that global sustainable investing assets have risen 61%, from US $13.3 trillion at the outset of 2012 to US $21.4 trillion at the start of 2014, and As a result, the assets employing sustainable investing strategies have risen from 21.5 percent to 30.2 percent of the professionally management assets across in the regions covered.
Other key findings include:
- Impact investing is a small but vibrant segment of the broader sustainable investing universe in all the markets studied. GSIA defines impact investing as targeted investments, typically made in private markets, aimed at solving social or environmental problems.
- Sustainable investing represents a significant share of the market not only in Europe, where more than half of professionally managed assets practice an ESG strategy, but also in Australia, the United States and Canada, where its share of the market ranges from 17 to 31 percent.
- Although sustainable investing is not practiced on the same scale in Asia, the growth of interest in investment products that address sustainability challenges such as climate change and resource efficiency is likely to continue.
- In many of these markets, public policy and regulatory changes are underway that could increase the level of corporate disclosure on various environmental, social and governance factors and support shareholder engagement.
Access the full report here.