The development of Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) reflects awareness within society of the need to find a more sustainable model for economic growth, in order to ensure progress and prosperity for all without destroying our ecosystems. As « banker » of the economy, the financial sector plays a central role in financing and accelerating the process of sustainable transition.
At end-2018, the assets managed by SRI funds in Europe amounted to €11 trillion1
. While this figure may be substantial, it covers a disparate range of activities and presents great difficulties for investors to steer a course among the numerous options: ethical funds, normative exclusions, best in class, impact investing, ESG integration… significant effort is required in terms of education and transparency to help the investor plot their own course.DNCA offers 8 keys to help investors understand today’s SRI.
- What is ESG?
- Fund offers, strategies and labels – how to navigate?
- SRI and financial performance: the end of a common misconception
- SRI against the background of the Sustainable Development Goals
1 European SRI Study 2018
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