Questions over 'S' in ESG bond funds as AUM approaches $450bn in 2021

Long road ahead for ESG status

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Questions over 'S' in ESG bond funds as AUM approaches $450bn in 2021

Demand for ESG bond funds is surging, but this summer the market came under fire as investigations highlighted some of these funds were invested in government bonds issued by the likes of Belarus or China.

Members of the fixed income community were quick to defend the sector, arguing not all should be tarred with the same brush. However, they acknowledged there is a long road ahead when it comes to determining...

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