ESG funds, once thought to be a “passing fad,” continue to grow rapidly capturing more than half the new net money from investors in 2020.
At the Morningstar 2020 Virtual Conference, Hortense Bioy,Morningstar Europe & Asia, moderated a lively discussion between Simon Webber, Schroeders, and Lucas White, GMO, on climate change and the impact on portfolio construction.
Michael Jantzi, Founder of Sustainalytics, spoke at the Morningstar Virtual Conference and shared his insights on the current market and impact on sustainable investing. He believes we’re at an inflection point and change is ahead.
We’re in the midst of a global pandemic and economies across the world have felt the economic strain since early this year.
From January through April of this year, $12.2 billion flowed into ESG funds – which was more than double the amount that flowed in during that same time period in 2019.
Experts anticipate that Responsible Investing will dominate the investment space in the new decade and that Asia is poised to be the frontrunner.
Bloomberg announced the launch of the new equity benchmark which includes large-cap, growth, value and dividend indices.