Green light for climate policies: What a Biden win will mean for ESG investors

Hopes grow for better climate action under President-elect

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Biden has made tackling climate change a top priority for his Presidency. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
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Biden has made tackling climate change a top priority for his Presidency. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

Set against a backdrop of market volatility and uncertainty stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, responsibly invested and ESG funds have seen a huge wave of inflows in 2020.

According to figures from the Investment Association, responsible investment funds witnessed a record level of demand over the first three quarters of 2020, with more than £7bn invested into mandates seeking to have a positive impact on the world. To put this growth into context, over the same three quarters last year, the total amount invested into the space was £1.9bn. Similarly, the global funds network Calastone reported record inflows into ESG strategies in September, at a time when demand for active funds in general has been flat. ESG Blog: Stocks and bonds with higher ESG ra...

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