Tremendous Increase of Sustainable Investments in 2015

5/13/2016

According to the latest FNG and SSF study in the DACH region, an increase of 27% for sustainable funds and an increase of 173% for sustainable mandates were noted for 2015. This resulted in an overall increase of sustainable investments of 112%.

Especially institutional investors boosted the demand for sustainable investment strategies. Exclusion strategies are still the main choice as sustainable investment solution, but also proxy voting services significantly increase, as well as the demand for engagement strategies. 

In Switzerland, a doubling of sustainable investments was reported. This is mainly due to the inclusion of insurance companies into the report. They contribute to over 50% of all sustainable institutional investors in Switzerland. 

Read the full study of the development of sustainable investments in Switzerland here.