Attitudes towards ESG investing hit a turning point for the better

Retail sales doubled since Q1 2020

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Jayna Rana of QuotedData

Jayna Rana of QuotedData

The onus on ESG investing has grown significantly in recent years as investors have become more curious about what they are buying and more self-aware when it comes to doing their bit to make the world a better place.

Over the past 18 months in particular, perhaps a result of the pandemic which saw the rise of the ‘lockdown investor' and heightened concerns for the environment, responsible funds have gained some serious traction.  The Investment Association recorded £2.6bn worth of net retail sales among open-ended responsible investing funds in the first quarter of 2021, double the £1.3bn figure recorded in Q1 2020. This has since shot up to £4.1bn for the period between April and June this year.   This trend is also reflected in the growing number of ESG products available, be that through the la...

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