ESG-Driven Impact Investing Shows Rapid Rise, Says Forbes

The latest example of the mainstream investment world discovering impact investing can be found in a recent Forbes blog. Kevin Mahn writes, “a growing number of investors are considering sustainable, impact, environmental and social responsible factors in the asset allocation decision making process.” Mahn reports those “growing numbers” in dollars as $6.57 trillion in the U.S. at the start of 2014, and $21.1 trillion globally. What he calls “modern sustainable responsible impact investing”—i.e. the integration of ESG factors into decision making as opposed to traditional negative filters—is now considered the dominant form of sustainable investing in the U.S. The blog also cites Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch as active with sustainable investment strategies. Companies who have yet to integrate ESG factors into their bottom line reporting: take note.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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