Sustainable investing outperform the rest of the market

There is mounting evidence that investment funds which observe environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in their strategies tend to outperform those that don’t by a significant margin, according to the Financial Times.

With graphic evidence from index providers, global investment managers and Europe’s biggest insurers the article by James Kynge argues that the “outperformance of ESG strategies is beyond doubt”.

“It is time for ESG investing to become mainstream,” says Isabelle Mateos y Lago, global macro investment strategist at BlackRock.

“In the research process of every team at BlackRock, we are increasingly ensuring that they take ESG into account.”

The trend of companies that score highly on ESG outstripping those that don’t is particularly pronounced in emerging markets, with the outperformance gap reaching a record in June this year.



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