Europe 'turns a corner' on sustainable investment as 45% of assets employ ESG strategies

Latest report by EFAMA

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€10.7trn worth of assets take some sort of ESG consideration into account, according to EFAMA's report
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€10.7trn worth of assets take some sort of ESG consideration into account, according to EFAMA's report

A new report by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has analysed the ESG investment market across Europe and found that as much as 45% of total assets under management in Europe at the end of 2019 were invested in an some sort of ESG selection strategy.

According to the paper, published in collaboration with EFAMA's member associations and strategy consultants at INDEFI, a total of €10.7trn worth of assets take some sort of ESG consideration into account, with strategies broadly divided into two types: exclusion, or systematic integration of ESG risks and opportunities. Tanguy van de Werve, director general of EFAMA, said: "The research confirms that a wide variety of sustainable investment approaches are followed, demonstrating the need to exercise caution when quantifying the true size of the European ESG market. "EFAMA and its mem...

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