September 11

Analysis: Is This ESG’s Big Break?

By Anne-Marie Vettorel

The performance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment funds turned heads in the first half of 2020.

Research from Morningstar found that 24 out of 26 sustainable index funds outperformed their peers in the wake of the Covid-19 market crash. Results like these are helping to dispel the myth that ESG investors are sacrificing returns, according to industry experts.

“There’s no detriment — there’s no downside — to investing through [an] ESG lens,” said Ian Tam, Morningstar’s director of investment research, Canada.

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Source: Investment Executive (link opens in a new window)

Coronavirus, Environment, Investing
ESG, governance