Evolving focus on ESG post-COVID-19

Evolving focus on ESG post-COVID-19

Regulatory Alert, July 2020

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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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