Sustainable Festival: Morningstar's Hortense Bioy highlights record inflows into climate funds in Q1

Expects trend to continue

Anna Fedorova
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Hortense Bioy of Morningstar is a keynote speaker at the Sustainable Investment Festival
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Hortense Bioy of Morningstar is a keynote speaker at the Sustainable Investment Festival

Climate funds, including those investing in climate solutions, clean energy, clean tech and green bonds, have seen a significant increase in flows over the last 12 months, according to Hortense Bioy, director of sustainability research at Morningstar.

In Q4 2020 and Q1 2021, six of the ten best-selling funds in Europe were related to climate, attracting more than €9bn in net inflows. Speaking at the Sustainable Investment Festival today (24 June), Bioy said: "Covid-19 has accelerated investor interest in sustainability issues, it has forced many people and companies to think about sustainability issues and climate change in particular. "Another driver is the prospect of more regulation, but also the fact that many investors have come to realise and accept that ESG funds offer comparable, and in some cases even better performance th...

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