Eurosif releases European SRI Study 2012 – October 4, 2012

On October 4, 2012 Eurosif, the European Forum for Sustainable Investment, released its 5th Sustainable and Responsible Investment Study, created with the support of Amundi, Axa Investment Managers, Nordea and Pictet.

The press release announcing the study notes that “the main driver for SRI demand continues to be demand from institutional investors. Institutional assets represent 94% of the market today against 92% in 2009.  Since the last study in 2009, legislative drivers have jumped from fifth to second rank in importance. Focus on the role and behavior of investors and financial markets by national and EU legislators is the likely reason of this as several regulators make moves to safeguard Europe from future financial turbulence caused by short-sighted behavior and restore a path to economic growth.”

Poland is covered in the study for the second time.  Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were included in the 2010 study but are not covered in the 2012 study.

To download the study, please click here.