Sustainable investment forums create international alliance

The world's seven largest sustainable investment forums -- US SIF, the Social Investment Organization (SIO), Eurosif, UKSIF, the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) and Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA )—announced this week that they have formed the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA), a collaboration whose vision is the integration of sustainable investment into financial systems and the investment chain.

The announcement of the new alliance coincides with the publication of a report entitled Global Sustainable Investment Review 2012, for which GSIA also received input from non-members AfricaSIF and SIF-Japan. The report collates the results of market studies undertaken by the regional forums.

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