This investment insight delves into sustainable investing and how it is changing the way investors invest, as well as having a measurable impact on society and our planet. Sustainable investing began a long time ago, but the recent movement began in the 1960s and its popularity has soared over the past few years—38% hike in assets since 2016 alone.
We define sustainability as the maintenance over extended periods of a portfolio’s purchasing power, provide an overview of ways nonprofits can meet their fiduciary responsibilities and cover a variety of important issues, including:The toll taken by a “lost decade” of reduced fixed income yields, along with increased equity market volatility both provide reasons to revisit asset allocation and spending policies.Changes to the U.S.
March 16, 2018 – There is a growing number of values-based, sustainable, and impact strategies available to U.S. investors. The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (USSIF) estimates that such strategies already account for over $8 trillion in assets under management, up 33% from 2014. In Wilmington Trust’s Manager Research Group, we have selected several such strategies for our approved list and are researching additional candidates.