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Do ESG Funds Always Adhere to ESG Principles?

Impact Investing Forum 2023

London. Dec 05-06, 2023.

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Investors poured nearly $120 billion into environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ETFs last year, topping last year’s $80 billion in inflows and setting a new record. Unfortunately, the rising interest in ESG investments has led to a growing problem with ‘greenwashing’, or making assets appear ESG-friendly to attract investors.

As You Sow, a non-profit shareholder advocacy group, recently found that 60 of 94 ESG funds failed to adhere closely to the principles of ESG investing, making it impossible to tell the difference between a true ESG offering and a greenwashed fund. The researchers shared these findings with the SEC in hopes the agency would enact stricter rules.

Let’s take a closer look at the recent study, why greenwashing is a problem, and how investors can best align their portfolio with ESG goals.

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