(Nov 4): Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are becoming increasingly important elements in the investment strategies and philosophies of mutual funds. According to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, US$22.9 trillion ($31.13 trillion) worth of assets were being professionally managed under responsible investment strategies last year. This number represents a 25% increase from 2014, and 26% of all professionally managed assets globally, according to GSIA’s Global Sustainable Investment Review 2016. GSIA is an international collaboration of membership-based sustainable investment organisations.

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