IW Long Reads: Make America Green Again - Removal of Trump should strengthen ESG tailwinds

IW Long Reads: Make America Green Again - Removal of Trump should strengthen ESG tailwinds

Hopes for sustainable investment boom following incumbent's exit


With their promises of investing in a more socially and environmentally responsible way, and strong performance, it is little wonder ESG funds hit new grounds when it came to capturing the attention of investors in 2020. According to the Investment Association, net retail sales within responsible investment funds hit a new monthly high of £1.1bn in November 2020, bringing the total assets under management (AUM) for responsible funds to £43bn. To put this growth into the context, in January 2020, the AUM stood at £27.9bn, while three years ago some £15bn sat in 'ethical' funds as they were...

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