The internationally referenced biennial report provides data on the scope of sustainable investing by US asset managers and institutional investors.

WASHINGTON, DC, March 29, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — US SIF Foundation announced today that the window for the 2018 Biennial Trends Survey is now open. The survey will provide data for the 2018 edition of its Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends.

The internationally referenced biennial report provides data on the scope of sustainable investing by US asset managers and institutional investors, and insights on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues they consider. In 2016, the Trends Report found sustainable, responsible and impact investing assets had expanded to $8.72 trillion in the United States, a 33 percent increase since 2014, and the leading ESG issues—based on the assets affected—were conflict risk and climate change.

“It has been fascinating to track the growth of sustainable and responsible investing in the last few years, and to see which environmental, social and governance criteria are becoming more important to investors,” said Meg Voorhes, Director of Research. “The challenge for our research team, as always, is to ensure a high level of participation so that we can present as accurate and detailed a picture as possible to the investors, Washington policymakers, media and other stakeholders who rely on the final report.”

To request a customized link to participate, contact the US SIF research team at trends@ussif.org. All survey responses are confidential.

To order a copy of past Trends Reports, please visit www.ussif.org/trends

About US SIF

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 organizations. The 8th US SIF Annual Conference will take place from May 30 – June 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.

US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF, including offering trainings for advisors and other financial professionals on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment. Learn more at www.ussif.org.


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