Head - NAM Investment Strategy
Paisan Limratanamongkol, Head of Quantitative Research and Global Asset Allocation, Citi Investment Management
August 26, 2020Posted InInvestment Strategy
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ESG inflows are at record levels. Can this continue?
Mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest based on a combination of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors saw record inflows of $20.6 billion in 20191. That’s almost four times the inflows in 2018, itself a record year. Record inflows continued in the first quarter of 2020 despite a correction halfway through the quarter.
This rapid growth in investor interest has prompted the questions of whether investing with an ESG framework is part of a fundamental long-term shift or an unsustainable fad. Here, our assessment of the evolving sustainability landscape, a look at its current challenges and our analysis of ESG performance across various measures from 2007 through the first quarter 0f 2020.
1Morningstar, as of April 21, 2020Read report