Report: Global Sustainable Investment Assets Grew by a Third in 2 Years

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

By Michael S. Fischer

Global sustainable investment assets grew by 34% between the beginning of 2016 and the start of 2018 to $30.7 trillion, according to a biennial report released Monday by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.

Sustainable investment commanded a sizable share of professionally managed assets in each region in the study, ranging from 18% in Japan to 63% in Australia and New Zealand.

According to the report, Europe accounted for the largest concentration of sustainable investment assets globally, $14.1 trillion. However, Europe’s share of sustainable investing assets in the region’s overall assets under professional management fell from 53% to 49%, possibly because of a move to stricter standards and definitions of sustainable investing.

Photo courtesy of Sudipto Sarkar.

Source: ThinkAdvisor (link opens in a new window)

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