European responsible investing funds: exclusions applied in 2014, by focus

This statistic depicts the most widely used exclusions while making investment decisions (part of the negative screening strategy) among the management of responsible investing (RI) funds as of December 2014, divided by the focus of exclusion. Responsibly investing funds avoided to fund companies dealing in armaments (46 percent of RI funds) and in tobacco (34 percent of funds).

Exclusions applied by responsible investing (RI) funds as part of negative screening strategies in Europe as of 2014, by focus

Share of RI funds
No armaments46%
No tobacco34%
No gambling24%
No nuclear power23%
No violation of human rights23%
No adult content21%
No exploitation of labour18%
No alcohol17%
No violation of global compact14%
No genetically modified organisms12%
No animal testing10%
No controversial eco methods4%
No agrochemicals4%
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Release date

March 2015



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Responsible investment is defined by EUROSIF as "any type of investment process that combines investors’ financial objectives with their concerns about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues."

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