US SIF Foundation Opens 2020 Survey on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends
The internationally referenced Trends report provides data on the scope of sustainable investing by US asset managers and institutional investors as well as insights on the ESG issues they consider.Washington, D.C., March 31, 2020 - The US SIF Foundation announced today that the survey for the Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends is now open. The survey will provide data for the 2020 edition of the biennial report, which was launched in 1995 and it is the only report of its kind in the US. Data from the US Trends Report is also included in the biennial Global Sustainable Investment Review, published by the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance.
The internationally referenced Trends report provides data on the scope of sustainable investing by US asset managers and institutional investors as well as insights on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues they consider. In 2018, the Trends report found that sustainable investing assets had expanded to $12.0 trillion in the United States, a 38 percent increase over 2016. The report also found that the leading ESG issues—based on the assets affected—were climate change/carbon, tobacco and conflict risk.
“We expect the continued growth of sustainable investing over the past two years,” said Meg Voorhes, Director of Research at the US SIF Foundation. “Our research team aims to ensure a high level of survey respondent participation so that we can present as accurate and detailed a picture as possible to the investors, policymakers, media and other stakeholders who rely on the final report.”
Asset managers and asset owners who have not participated in the Trends report in the past are encouraged to be in touch with US SIF Foundation staff. To request a customized link to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All survey responses are confidential.
To order a copy of past Trends reports, please visit www.ussif.org/trends.
About US SIF and the US SIF Foundation
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible 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, broker-dealers, 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. The US SIF Foundation offers training on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment and in partnership with the College for Financial Planning, offers the only sustainable investment designation in the United States, the Chartered SRI Counselor™ (CSRIC™). A graduate-level program for advanced financial planners, CSRIC™ provides a blend of foundational knowledge and scenario learning to work with sustainable and impact investments for a variety of clients.
Learn more at ussif.org.