Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pension funds boost responsible investment assets

Canadian RI Assets Surpass $1.5 Trillion: Canadian RI Trends Report


The 2016 Canadian Responsible Investment Trends Report reveals that Canada’s responsible investment market is continuing to experience rapid growth. For example, total responsible investment assets grew 49% in two years to $1.5 trillion. Pension fund assets made up 75% of RI's growth, increasing by $374 billion since 2014. While most of RI's impressive growth is attributable to institutional investors, individual investor assets have nearly doubled in two years to $118 billion, a growth rate of 91%. Overall, responsible investing now represents 38% of Canada's investment industry.  Survey respondents are also optimistic about RI's future, with 80% predicting either moderate or high levels of growth in the next two years.

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