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Global Sustainable Investement Alliance

Beyond the strategies traditionally covered by Eurosif, impact investing is attracting a lot of attention in Europe, even if numbers remain relatively modest. This approach of financing companies and projects that benefit society through targeted investments has been the purview of few, but is now gaining attention both in the institutional and retail markets. European and national policy-makers have recently expressed strong interest in launching initiatives aimed at strengthening this emerging segment. Eurosif estimates the current European impact investing market at US$ 11.3 billion, although this excludes national and international development banks and community bank deposits. From the European SRI Study 2012, it is clear that the European asset management industry is continuing to support growth for sustainable investment in its various forms. However, one regret is that the retail market, while growing in aggregate, is not growing as fast as the institutional market. Better communication and education are necessary for European retail investors to take up sustainable investing with the same enthusiasm evidenced by institutional investors. ESG-related investments in Europe has grown to US$ 8.76 trillion


Global Sustainable Investement Alliance
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