From Evolution to REVOLUTION
When the first group of concerned investors gathered in 1990 to share ideas on directing the flow of investment capital for good, SRI occupied a dedicated, but little-known, corner of the financial community. As the conference grew over the next 20 years, so too did assets invested according to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles, even as the greater investing community largely ignored the sector.
But by 2010, assets invested according to ESG principles had reached $3.07 trillion¹, driven in part by environmental disasters such as the BP oil spill, the rapid dissolution of once powerful companies such as Enron and MCI, and the Great Recession. Since 2010, SRI assets have continued to explode, reaching $12 trillion in 2018², a nearly four-fold increase in just 10 years – a clear sign that the revolution is here.
We’re proud of the role our community has played in bringing SRI in to the mainstream, and we invite you to join the revolution and see just how much we can accomplish working together over the next 30 years and beyond.