Socially Responsible Investment Gaining Ground in Europe

Socially Responsible Investment Gaining Ground in Europe

by Sangeeta Haindl
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Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:00pm



Wealthy European investors are beginning to see the long term value in sustainable funds. They are increasingly looking to Socially Responsible Investments (SRI's), a form of investment that is dynamic and a solution. SRI's combine financial objectives with social, ethical and environmental issues. Between June 2012 and June 2013, the U.K. saw ethical assets increase by 30 percent, gaining the second largest market in Europe, according to new analysis by evaluation agency, Vigeo. The appetite for green, social and ethical funds in Europe has grown considerably in spite of a tough economic climate, and has continued to show good growth over the course of 2015.

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Sangeeta Haindl writes on women and children; social innovation; social enterprise and social entrepreneurs. She is the founder of Serendipity PR, in London, U.K., where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She is chairman of and director of London's leading conscious well-being organisation, Alternatives, which hosts leading speakers such as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch and many other well-known names. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer; enjoying helping others, paying it forward and being a mum.