Millenials are credited for being behind the steady increase in socially responsible investing but a recent study shows other generations also find it to be of importance.
One of the biggest challenges regarding sustainable investing is a lack of understanding. Many investors are turned off by all the jargon and terminology.
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) has grown rapidly at a steady pace over the last decade and currently accounts for nearly $30 trillion of the investable assets.
Trump is well known for his skepticism of climate change which ironically has led to an increase in socially responsible investments.
ESG funds increased by nearly 50% in 2018 and assets grew to over $160 billion after a third consecutive year of significant in-flows.
Alex Bernhardt, Senior Responsible Investment Consultant at Mercer, says poor performance because of responsible investing is a myth that needs to be ignored.
More than one-quarter of the U.S. investable assets managed by professionals used sustainable investing strategies.
A partnership between the College for Financial Planning and US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment has led to a new certification.