Thomson Reuters Extel and UKSIF 2009 Socially Responsible Investing & Sustainability Survey Results

UKSIF16th July 2009

Thomson Reuters and UKSIF, the sustainable investment and finance association, announced the results of the seventh annual Thomson Reuters Extel/UKSIF Socially Responsible Investing & Sustainability Survey last night at an event held at Thomson Reuters’ headquarters in Canary Wharf, London.

The 2009 Survey represents the views of over 300 investment professionals from 19 countries, making it the most extensive assessment of SRI in the European investment community. Voting was conducted from 23 March to 03 June 2009 with record contribution from 215 buyside firms and 20 brokerage firms/research houses.

Key highlights from the Thomson Reuters Extel/UKSIF Survey include:

  • 32% of buyside respondents are now attributing 5% or more of total commission spend to SRI, compared with less than one in ten respondents in 2005
  • Over 60% of buyside respondents see commissions directly related to SRI/Sustainable research services, increasing in the next 12 months, with four out of five fund managers looking for SRI research to be integrated into mainstream analysis
  • Investment into SRI capability by Société Générale, Cheuvreux, UBS and HSBC has secured them leading positions

For commentary and key rankings read the full press release.