More than a third of global assets now in ESG

Sustainable investments now account for more than a third of all assets globally according to the Global Sustainable Investments Alliance.

Sustainable investments accounted for 35.9% of total assets under management at the start of 2020 across the US, Canada, Japan, Australasia, and Europe, compared to 33.4% in 2018, the GSIA says. At the start of 2020 the total was $35.3 trillion, 15% higher compared to the previous two years.

“The report again demonstrates that sustainable investment is a major force shaping global capital markets and, in turn, is influencing companies and others seeking to raise capital in those global markets,” the GSIA says.