The truth about ESG and sustainable investment

10 Things to KnowCommon QuestionsESG Voices

Love it or hate it, ESG has been around for decades — and it isn’t going away

Last year, investors pulled money out of U.S. mutual funds and ETFs, to the tune of $370 billion — the first occasion of net redemptions since Morningstar began tracking sales in 1993.

But that wasn’t the case for a category that has gotten more than its share of attention recently. Sustainable funds saw lower inflows than usual but still raked in $3.1 billion, figures from the data and ratings provider show.

Such funds, which seriously consider various environmental, social and governance, or ESG, factors, have grown in popularity. Though sustainable investing has existed in some form for nearly 50 years, it has just recently become vilified by some conservative groups and politicians, who have cast it as a major threat to democracy.

Read more on InvestmentNews.

Recent Posts

This website is presented by US SIF: Sustainable Investment Forum, the leading voice advancing sustainable investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability-aligned goals with the aim of achieving long-term investment goals and preserving our planet and society. US SIF’s hundreds of members represent more than $5 trillion in assets under advisement or management.  

US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF.

View additional resources from US SIF

Copyright 2023 US SIF