The $4.2 billion boom in ‘Sustainable ETFs’

‘Sustainable’ is the marketing trend du jour in exchange-traded funds, the low-cost alternative to mutual funds that round up holdings in public companies into listed entities that are themselves traded on stock-exchanges. That has made ETFs the fastest growing asset class in impact investing. Of the 20 sustainable ETFs on the market, 17 have launched profiles more than 150 Canadian impact investing products debuted with information on more than 150 Canadian impact investing products. The public database provides a detailed look into Canada’s C$9 billion ($6.6 billion) market for impact investing. Built by Purpose Capital, a Toronto-based impact-investing advisory firm, and University of Toronto’s Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship, the database includes searchable information on products across