Over half of Canadian assets under management use responsible investment criteria: report

A new report by the Responsible Investment Association (RIA) reveals that Canadians increasingly favour investments that incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria. The 2018 Canadian Responsible Investment Trends Report shows that responsible investment (RI) has increased by 41.6% since 2015, accounting for just over half of Canadian assets under management. Responsible investments reached $2.13 trillion as at December 31st, 2017, up from $1.51 trillion two years previously. Survey respondents anticipate moderate to high growth in responsible investing over the next two years.