Financial Advisers and ESG

Financial advisers need to talk about sustainable investing with their clients as ESG moves into the mainstream

Hortense Bioy, CFA 7 October, 2019 | 11:59AM

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The world today faces unprecedented sustainability challenges: climate change, natural resource scarcity, inequality and populism. Companies face these challenges as well and that means investors need to be thinking about them too. 

More and more investors, asset owners and asset managers are incorporating sustainability into their investment decisions. There is now more than $30 trillion of assets in responsible and sustainable investments globally and we expect this number to continue growing. Sustainable investing has grown significantly over the past decade and is moving into the mainstream.

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Hortense Bioy, CFA

Hortense Bioy, CFA  is director of passive funds and sustainability research in Europe for Morningstar

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