"The largest responsible investment strategy globally is negative/exclusionary screening (US$15.02 trillion), followed by ESG integration (US$10.37 trillion) and corporate engagement/shareholder action (US$8.37 trillion). Negative screening is the largest strategy in Europe, while ESG integration leads in the United States, Canada, Australia/New Zealand and Asia ex Japan.
Japan′s primary RI strategy is corporate engagement and shareholder action. The fastest growing strategy, although also the smallest in absolute dollar terms, was impact/community investing."
[COMMENTARY] The continuing rapid growth of RI assets is great news. It’s interesting to see that globally negative/exclusionary screening comprises 65.62% of these assets! I suspect that ESG integration and engagement/shareholder actions will rise as a proportion of RI assets in the years ahead.
Global RI assets surpass US$22.89 trillion, a 25% increase from 2014, press release, March 27, 2017, The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.