The 'Greta Effect': Surge in eco-awareness driving 'most significant' period of ESG inflows

High-profile eco campaigns among factors behind spike in returns

Mike Sheen
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Managers point to campaigner Greta Thunberg as influential in ESG inflows. Photo: European Parliament/Flickr CC BY 2.0
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Managers point to campaigner Greta Thunberg as influential in ESG inflows. Photo: European Parliament/Flickr CC BY 2.0

The increasing visibility of environmental issues over the past 18 months, owing to key figures such as Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg, is among the factors contributing to more than £50bn of net inflows to ESG funds marketed to UK investors, according to key industry figures.

Investment Week analysis of Morningstar data has found funds managed with environmental considerations based in the UK, Ireland and Luxembourg raked in approximately €61.1bn (£54.7bn) over 18 months to...

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