US Sustainable Investing Rises 76 Percent from 2012 to 2014

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US Sustainable Investing Rises 76 Percent from 2012 to 2014

by Vikas Vij
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Assets managed with #SRI strategies now account for more than 1 out of every $6 under pro management http://bit.ly/1xpWnH9 @Justmeans #CSR

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The New Year appears all set to begin on a high note in terms of sustainable, responsible and impact investing in the US. If the trends of the last two years are any indicator, investment decisions using sustainable, responsible and impact investing strategies are strongly on the rise. These are the findings of the US SIF Foundation’s latest biennial survey, the Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2014.

According to the report, sustainable, responsible and impact investing (SRI) assets have expanded 76 percent in two years – from $3.74 trillion at the start of 2012 to $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014. In effect, assets managed with SRI strategies now account for more than one out of every six dollars under professional management in the US. Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF, said that sustainable investment strategies are being applied across asset classes to promote CSR, build long-term value, and support businesses that have a positive impact on the community and the environment.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

 

Keywords: Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | Research, Reports & Publications | SRI strategies | Sustainable Investment | U.S. investing trends | US SIF Foundation | esg | impact investing

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