Sustainable investments in Germany, Austria and Switzerland continue to grow – exclusion of cluster munitions and anti-personnel mines becomes standard practice // 07.05.2014
Overall volume of the market in all three countries totals 134.5 billion euros – institutional investors are the key drivers of growth – almost 2.5 trillion euros of investments exclude cluster munitions and anti-personnel mines.
Ever-increasing numbers of private and institutional investors are choosing to invest their money sustainably. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the volume of investments where not only financial indicators but also environmental, social and governance criteria are taken into account in the investment process has increased by twelve per cent within the space of a year. According to the Sustainable Investment Market Report 2014, published by Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG) on 7 May, the overall market in these three countries is now valued at 134.5 billion euros.