Regulatory Alert, July 2020
Since 2015, the total number of U.S. open-ended and exchange-traded ESG funds has nearly tripled. In the first four months of 2020, investments in ESG funds more than doubled compared to the same period last year. And, during that same period, more than 70 percent of the ESG funds self-identified as “sustainable equity funds” performed better than their counterparts, across all asset classes. (WSJ May 12, 2020) Further, this level of performance held firm through the end of the second quarter. (Morningstar July 8, 2020)
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