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
Sustainable investing: common goals, disparate implementation
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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