The figures for social issues have increased by an even greater margin, from an eighth to a third of analysts seeing them as important over the same period. However, the report, -Investing in the Future’, published on May 24, shows only a fifth of investors identified environmental and social factors when asked to consider specifically non-financial indicators. Derek Higgs, chairman of BIE, is upbeat about the findings, stating that, -this survey shows that an appreciation of corporate environmental and social responsibility has grown in the City, and that the integration of economic, social and environmental strategies is valued”.