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To What Extent Is the Growing Volume of Capital a Risk to Humanity?

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Touch the Soil News #784 (Feature photo – Katrina Tuliao – CC SA 2.0)) The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance recently updated its numbers on the volume of capital (dollars) invested in projects they claim are worthy of “sustainable” classification. That amount of capital (dollars) in this sustainable category – worldwide – is a staggering $22.9 trillion. The report contends that this $22.9 trillion represents 26.3 percent of the world’s total investments. From this measurement, we can extrapolate that the world’s investors (sustainable and not sustainable) have $87 trillion invested into the global economy. Through our own investigation, we believe that the $87 trillion is far understated. Bloomberg Business reported earlier…

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