The Swift Expansion of the Socially Responsible Investment Market
A key indicator of just how important Socially Responsible Investing has become, is how quickly the market has grown.
In 1995 the Social Investment Forum released a report: “Socially Responsible Investing in the United States”. When this report was published the SRI market was valued at $639 billion to being worth $2.71 billion in 2007, an increase of 324% in only 12 years. As a result, SRI investing is now considered a mainstream investment market, and as such major institutions now promote their own SRI products to their clients.
Pension and endowment funds are governed by strict rules on what investments they may consider placing their clients’ money into. These criteria generally involve strict due diligence that includes a thorough assessment of risk versus reward. SRI investments have attracted many of these funds, which shows that investing in the SRI market does not impede financial returns.
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