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Eurosif’s 2010 European SRI Study1 highlights the scale of the European SRI Market as well as European and National Trends across nineteen countries, including for the first time the Baltic States, Poland, Greece and Cyprus.
Some of the Study’s most important findings include, among others:
- The total SRI assets under management (AuM) have increased from €2.7 trillion to €5 trillion, as of December 31, 2009. This represents a spectacular growth of about 87% since the data was previously collected two years before.
- As in the previous editions of the study (2008, 2006, 2003), Eurosif continues to utilise Core SRI and Broad SRI as a means to segment the SRI market. Core SRI (estimated at €1.2 trillion) consists of norms- and values- based exclusions and different types of positive screens while Broad SRI (estimated at €3.8 trillion) encompasses simple exclusion, engagement and integration approaches.
- The SRI market remains largely driven by institutional investors representing 92% of the total AuM.
- Bonds are now the favoured asset class among SRI investors, representing 53% of total SRI assets, while equities have dropped down to 33%.