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Sustainable Investing Interest Translating Into Actual Investments

We've seen record ESG fund flows so far in 2019.

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This is shaping up to be a record year for flows into sustainable funds. Through September, the estimated flows into the 288 open-end and exchange-traded sustainable funds available to U.S. investors reached $13.5 billion. Flows have been consistent throughout the year, with sustainable funds attracting more than $4 billion in each of the first three quarters of 2019. Prior to this year, flows had never topped $2 billion in any quarter, and the calendar-year record, set in 2018, was just $5.5 billion. Sustainable funds are on track to triple that in 2019.

Jon Hale does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.