“Global sustainable assets rise sharply” – Manifest – March 31, 2017

On March 31, 2017 Manifest published a brief synopsis of the Global Sustainable Investment Review, recently released by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA).

The review covers Australia, Canada, Japan, Europe, New Zealand and the United States – using data provided by national/regional sustainable investment forums – and Japan – using data provided by the Japan Sustainable Invesment Forum and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

SRI assets totaled $22.89 trillion at the end of 2016, a 25% increase since 2104, when the last review was conducted.  Europe continues to dominate, responsible for over half (53%) of SRI assets under management.

Negative screening (exclusion) is the most common strategy in Europe, whereas environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration is the most common strategy in Asia/ex Japan, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.  In Japan, the most common strategy is corporate engagement.

You may read the article on the Manifest internet site.

You may download the GSIA Investment Review 2016 here.