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Global Sustainable Investement Alliance

Foreword Global Sustainable Investment Review 2012 January 2013 The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance1 is pleased to present the Global Sustainable Investment Review 2012. This report provides, for the first time, a high-level view of sustainable investment worldwide. The Alliance has marshaled analysis and data from seven regions across the globe. Combining insight from regional reports that are informed by detailed surveys of the asset management industry and secondary sources, the Alliance has produced a picture of sustainable investment that represents both a global movement for change in financial markets and a local response to unique cultural, social and economic forces. The result is a sustainable investment landscape that is well-developed, diverse and culturally responsive. The report finds that in the seven regions covered, there is a combined US$ 13.6 trillion worth of professionally managed assets incorporating environmental, social and governance concerns into investment selection and management. This comprises 21.8 percent of the funds under management in the regions surveyed, conclusively showing that the sustainable investment industry has significant scale in the global arena. We want to thank the sponsors of the regional research reports used to prepare this document. These sponsors are noted in the back of this document. Without their generous support, this report and the research indirectly used to prepare it would not have been possible. Sincerely, Françcois Passant, Executive Director Lisa Woll, Chief Executive Officer Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Eugene Ellmen, Executive Director Pablo Berrutti, Chairman SIO, the Canadian Social Investment Organization RIAA, the Responsible Investment Association Australasia Erik Floyd, Director ASrIA, the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia 1 The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) is a strategic collaboration of sustainable investment forums around the world with the mission to deepen the impact and visibility of sustainable investment organizations at the global level. The following sustainable investment organizations are members of GSIA: US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum ASrIA, the Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia RIAA, the Responsible Investment Association Australasia SIO, the Canadian Social Investment Organization UKSIF, the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association VBDO, the Dutch Vereniging van Beleggers voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling *AfricaSIF.org, the Africa Sustainable Investment Forum, has observer status Global Sustainable Investment Review 2012 1


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