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The Future of ESG in Retirement Investing

Do investors have sustainable fund options in defined-contribution plans?

Amid the craziness of our current environment, one thing is certain, there is interest in environmental, social, and governance investing. As evidence, fund flows into sustainable funds have continued at a record pace in the first and second quarters of 2020.

Despite market volatility, ESG metrics still capture investors' attention when making hypothetical investing decisions. In fact, we find that providing ESG information can even help people to not over-rely on past returns when making investing decisions.