EIRIS estimates £15bn invested in green and ethical UK funds
An estimate released today by EIRIS, the sustainable investment research specialists, indicates that the amount of money invested in the UK’s green and ethical retail funds reached over £15bn in 2015, up from approximately £6bn ten years ago.1
6th national survey – Ipsos for EIRIS and the FIR, The French and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)
A new survey published today shows that more than half of French consumers aged 16-75 are concerned by the environmental and social implications of their investment choices, while 63% of them have never heard of SRI and only 3% have been offered SRI products by their financial service providers. These figures are significantly different for retail investors with savings and investments in forms where SRI is better established (employee savings vehicles, stocks, mutual investment funds…)1.
EIRIS partners with SITAWI in Brazil & strengthens presence in Latin America
Leading ESG research provider EIRIS announced that SITAWI, the innovative Brazilian social and sustainable finance specialist, has joined EIRIS’ global network, expanding the network’s presence in Latin America.
Following an on-site audit end 2014, EIRIS research methodology has again been certified as compliant with ARISTA 3.0®, an independent verification scheme designed to enhance the quality, accountability and transparency of responsible investment research. EIRIS was initially certified in 2009.
Half of financial consumers likely to consider switching main provider if they have ethical concerns
Investment in companies that perform poorly on some responsible or ethical finance concerns can be almost as strong a motivator in choosing to switch financial provider as poor customer service, or a better deal elsewhere, indicate the findings from an Ipsos MORI national consumer survey commissioned by leading global responsible investment research firm EIRIS. The importance of responsible or ethical concerns in finance is supported by EIRIS’ estimate that the amount of money invested in the UK’s green and ethical retail funds reached over £13.5bn in 2014.[i]