From 2018 through the first half of 2020, according the the US SIF on Trends Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends, 149 institutional investors and 56 investment managers collectively controlling nearly $2.0 trillion in assets at the start of 2020 filed or co-filed shareholder resolutions on ESG issues.
Sustainable investing in the United States continues to expand at a healthy pace. The total US-domiciled assets under management using sustainable investing strategies grew from $12.0 trillion at the start of 2018 to $17.1 trillion at the start of 2020, an increase of 42 percent. This represents 33 percent, or one in three dollars, of the $51.4 trillion in total US assets under professional management.
Sustainability engagement helped HPE drive nearly $160 million of new revenue in 2017.
We have long known that our Living Progress plan is the right thing for a responsible company to do. But we now have increasing evidence that our sustainability credentials contribute to our business objectives and deliver value to our shareholders.
This trend is reflected in the burgeoning growth of the sustainability investment sector.
For a cause that is all about transforming communities and impacting people, it is only natural that Human Resources have an important role to play. In this post, I look at the mutually beneficial relationship that HR and CSR have now begun to share.
New analysis reinforces importance of long-term sustainability planning from portfolio companies
October 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Following another record-breaking season for climate-related shareholder resolutions and company engagements, the sustainability advocacy nonprofit group Ceres today released a report on the implementation of corporate commitments made to shareholders. The analysis found that shareholder resolutions and company dialogues helped spur over 100 corporate commitments in 2014 and 2015 to address critical sustainability challenges including reducing greenhouse gas (GHG), limiting fossil fuel industry risks, and protecting forests.