[New York, NY] November 16, 2020 – Governance & Accountability Institute is pleased to sponsor one of the most comprehensive reports on sustainable and impact investing in the United States—the US SIF Foundation’s biennial Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends, which was released earlier today. The 2020 Trends Report found that the total US-domiciled assets under management using sustainable investing strategies grew from $12.0 trillion at the start of 2018 to $17.1 trillion at the start of 2020, an increase of 42 percent. This represents 33 percent – or 1 in 3 dollars – of the total US assets under professional management.
Since 1995, when the US SIF Foundation first measured the size of the US sustainable investment universe at $639 billion, assets have increased more than 25-fold, a compound annual growth rate of 14 percent.
The report provides data on the US asset management firms and institutional asset owners using sustainable investment strategies and examines the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues they consider in managing their portfolios.
For additional Trends Report findings and information, please visit www.ussif.org/trends.
G&A Institute is a long time member of US SIF and involved in various SIF activities with our peers in sustainable investing. We are pleased to be a sponsor of this important research effort, which clearly establishes the role of sustainable and impact investing in the US capital markets. The Trends report is an important milestone each time it is published and helps to clearly explain the status of sustainable and ESG investing for capital market professionals."
The report will be officially launched at a virtual event November 16, 2020 from 1 to 3pm EST.
About US SIF and the US SIF Foundation
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the leading voice advancing sustainable and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts. US SIF members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, community investing organizations and nonprofit associations.
US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational and research activities to advance the mission of US SIF.
About Governance & Accountability Institute
Governance & Accountability Institute is an ESG and sustainability consulting and research firm, founded in 2006, focused on helping clients become leaders in corporate sustainability and responsibility, including the full range of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) issues.
For more than a decade, G&A Institute has been the pro-bono Data Partner for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the U.S., U.K., and Republic of Ireland. In this role, G&A Institute has analyzed more than 9,000 sustainability reports for public companies in those countries and catalogued hundreds of important data points from these reports.
G&A’s sustainability-focused consulting and advisory services are organized into three main pillars: (1) Sustainability / ESG Strategies & Consulting Services; (2) Communications & Recognitions; and (3) Investor / Capital Markets Relations. The resources available within each category include sustainability/CSR reporting assistance; materiality assessments; stakeholder engagement; strategy setting; ESG survey responses; ESG benchmarking; investor ESG data review & enhancement; investor relations ESG programs; investor engagement; sustainability communications; manager coaching; team building; training; advice on third-party awards, recognition, and index inclusions; ESG issues monitoring and customized research.
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