Investing for Good, Not Just Return, Grows to $6.57 Trillion Since 2012

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sustainable and responsible investing assets have grown 76 percent in the last two years, from $3.74 trillion in 2012 to $6.57 trillion at the start of this year.

The data come from the latest edition of the “Report on U.S. Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2014.” The report is compiled by US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, a D.C.-based association of investment firms and professionals.

This is the 10th edition of the biennial report, which can be found here.

The $6.57 trillion figure includes U.S.-based assets held by institutional investors, money managers and community investment institutions that use “environmental, social and governance,” or ESG, criteria in their investment analysis and portfolio selection. It also includes investors and managers who filed shareholder resolutions on ESG issues over the last two years.

Source: Washington Business Journal (link opens in a new window)

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