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Sustainability Matters

The ESG Fund Universe Is Rapidly Expanding

Record flows, strong performance, and other takeaways from the 2019 Sustainable Funds U.S. Landscape Report.

After having steadily gained prominence over the past decade, sustainable investing appears to be reaching a tipping point in the United States, with many prominent asset managers and public companies beginning the year by making significant commitments to sustainability.

From fund investors and their advisors, I often get three big questions about sustainable investing: What does the universe of sustainable funds look like? Do sustainable funds have any performance limitations? And, finally, how do we know that sustainable funds are doing what they say they are doing?