Record-Shattering Year for Sustainable Investments

A record year for inflows into sustainable funds saw assets reach €668 billion at the end of 2019, and investors' interest in responsible investments shows no sign of abating

Holly Black 4 February, 2020 | 9:10AM

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Investors poured a record-shattering €120 billion into sustainable investment options in 2019, Morningstar data reveals. More than a third of the year’s inflows - €47.3 billion – came in the final three months of 2019 as the drive towards sustainable investing picked up the pace.

European sustainable funds now hold a hefty €668 billion of assets, up 58% from 2018. Helping to propel the growth is an increase in new products, with 360 sustainable funds launched in the year, bringing the total number across Europe to 2,405. Some 50 of the sustainable funds launched in 2019 had a specific climate-oriented mandate.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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