Small logo Subscribe to leading news on impact investing. Learn More
The Brief Originals Dealflow Signals The Impact Alpha Impact Voices Podcasts Agents of Impact Open
What's Next Capital on the Frontier Measure Better Investing in Racial Equity Beyond Trade-offs Impact en las Americas New Revivalists
Local and Inclusive Climate Finance Catalytic Capital Frontier Finance Best Practices Geographies
Slack Agent of Impact Calls Events Contribute
The Archive ImpactSpace The Accelerator Selection Tool Network Map
About Us FAQ Calendar Pricing and Payment Policy Privacy Policy Terms of Service Agreement Contact Us
Locavesting Entrepreneurship Gender Smart Return on Inclusion Good Jobs Creative economy Opportunity Zones Investing in place Housing New Schooled Well Being People on the Move Faith and investing Inclusive Fintech
Clean Energy Farmer Finance Soil Wealth Conservation Finance Financing Fish
Innovative Finance
Personal Finance Impact Management
Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East Oceania/Australia China Canada India United Kingdom United States
Subscribe Log In

The sustainability stance (against Trump)

What Barack Obama did for gun stocks, Donald Trump appears to be doing for funds that track environmental, social and governance, or ESG, performance. The president is undoing environmental regulations, pulling out of the Paris climate agreement and rolling back transgender and immigrant rights. Investors appear to be going in the opposite direction.

Morningstar reports a four-fold increase in the use of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, data on its platform since Trump’s inauguration. To meet demand, fund managers have launched a dozen new ESG funds this year, bringing the total to around 200.

Already new flows of investor capital into these funds in just the first half of 2017 has topped net flows for 2014 or 2015 and are on pace to top 2016 inflows, the fund tracker reports.

“If anything, Trump in the White House is having a galvanising effect, as sustainable investors become more committed to the idea and draw even more into their ranks, as more people seek ways to counter Trumpism outside of the political sphere,” writes Morningstar’s Jon Hale.

You might also like...