ETFs take growing share of the ESG asset pie

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By Jasper Cox
26 Aug 2020

The use of exchange-traded funds labelled as addressing environmental, social and governance themes is rising rapidly, as investors believe they allow them to track ESG indices more easily and cheaply, without necessarily having to engage intensively with ESG matters.

ETFs and other exchange-traded products (ETPs) classified as ESG hit a new record of more than $100bn at the end of July, measured by their assets under management, according to ETFGI, a research and consultancy firm.

The growth stems from a confluence of trends. Investors are keener than ...

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