Thomson Reuters Launches an online, multimedia report entitled “Seven Reasons the World will be Sustainable”. It profiles the challenge for the Global 500 to take on carbon pricing. It also quotes the Global Sustainable Investment Review, highlighting that the global sustainable investment market has grown from $13.3 trillion in 2012 to $21.4 trillion in 2014, representing 30.2% of professionally managed assets in developed regions. In an interview Mercer’s Head of Responsible Investment (RI) says one of the main factors driving this growth is rising acknowledgement of the performance benefit associated with RI techniques. The evolution of ESG integration is showing the value that “nonfinancial” factors unlock. More research demonstrates that companies performing well on “material sustainability issues” outperform peers in terms of historical return measures, states Mercer’s Alex Bernhardt.