Top Performing ESG Funds of 2019 - and the Worst

Climate change has been centre stage in 2019, but how have sustainable and ethical funds fared? We look at the best and worst performers of the year

Annalisa Esposito 16 December, 2019 | 12:59AM

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In a year when the climate change crisis was centre stage, a growing army of investors have started to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment decisions. And those who chose sustainable investment fund have been richly rewarded in 2019 with returns of up to 32%, Morningstar data shows. 

The returns delivered by the top-performing sustainable funds show that these investors have not had to compromise on returns. With many of these funds really proving their worth, Alexandre Jeanblanc, investment specialist at BNP Paribas, believes that 2020 will be “the year of the environmental revolution”. He says: “There will be no other choice but investing massively to cope with climate change.”

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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