$4.7 trillion: that’s the total of assets in the U.S. invested using ESG standards, an amount that grew eight times between 2012 and 2014. With this exponential growth has come a question about transparency. Financial Advisor reports on a recent study by US SIF, a nonprofit organization that represents U.S. organizations, institutions and individuals engaged in socially responsible investing, which found that of 16 of the country’s largest ESG money managers, only half disclosed the criteria they consider. Disclosures of the type of standards used were not made for 62 percent of the assets being invested using ESG criteria. New profits made by using ESG values come with new values in practices that must be integrated, as well.
John Howell, Editorial Director
This post was originally published on Justmeans.com
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