Fifty shades of green

Disparate investment and regulatory approaches towards environmental, social and governance investing are ramping up complexity for investment managers and advisers. What progress has been made in establishing a taxonomy for sustainable activities?
by Paul Bryant

The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) – using a broad definition of ‘sustainable investing’ that includes seven prominent strategies, from ‘negative screening’ through to ‘ESG integration’ (see boxout 1) – says in its 2018 review that sustainable investing assets in Europe reached US$14tn (49% of total managed assets) and US$12tn in the US (26% of total managed assets).

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Published: 15 Nov 2019
  • Wealth Management
  • Bonds
  • The Review
  • US
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
  • sustainable investing
  • Regulation
  • Principles for Responsible Investment
  • Paris Agreement
  • green investing
  • green finance
  • green bonds
  • ESG
  • climate change
  • China

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