Global Sustainable Investment Review 2020

The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) released its biennial Global Sustainable Investment Review, revealing an industry that has grown to US$35.3 trillion as it transitions to one more focused on the short- and long- term impacts generated by investors.

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  • Global responsible investment has reached US$35.3 trillion in five major markets, a 15% increase in the past two years (2018-2020)
  • Responsible investment assets under management make up a total of 36% of total assets under management
  • Responsible investment assets continue to grow in most regions, with Canada experiencing the largest increase in absolute terms over the past two years (48% growth), followed by the United States (42% growth), Japan (38% growth) and Australasia (25% growth)
  • The US and Europe continue to represent more than 80% of global responsible investing assets
  • Canada is now the market with the highest proportion of responsible investment assets at 62%, followed by Europe (42%), Australasia (38%), the United States (33%) and Japan (24%)
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