Global sustainable investment reaches $21.4tn
Between 2013 and 2014 the global sustainable investment market grew by 61%, according to a new report. Last year the market saw $21.4 trillion (£13.8tn) in assets invested sustainably, compared to $13.3 trillion (£8.5tn) in 2012.
The report, from the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, collates the results from the markets studies by regional sustainable investment forums from Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and Asia. The review measures the sustainable investments, defined as an investment approach that considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in portfolio selection and management, in all asset classes, from public equities and fixed income to hedge funds, microfinance and impact investments.