Report on US Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing Trends 2014

Joshua Humphreys, Meg Voorhes

Contributors: Dan Apfel, Stephanie Cappa, Christi Electris, Farzana Hoque, Sandra Korn, Kristin Lang, Becky McDonnell, Kyle Onda, David Roswell, Jaime Silverstein

November 2014

Based on extensive research and surveying of hundreds of asset managers and institutional investors, the Croatan institute research team, in collaboration with US SIF Foundation, analyzed leading ESG trends across investment vehicles, strategies, and themes.

This report found that sustainable, responsible, and impact investing assets have expanded 76 percent in two years: from $3.74 trillion at the start of 2012 to $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014. The report also highlights growing investor interest in strategies including impact investing, fossil-fuel divestment, green bonds, weapons-related screening, and place-based investing.

The full Report on US SRI Trends, including fast facts and historical reports, is available from US SIF’s website. The Executive Summary is available for download below.

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