More funds are pushing into thematic investing focused on environment, social and governance criteria, according to data tracked by Morningstar. Photo: AP Photo
More funds are pushing into thematic investing focused on environment, social and governance criteria, according to data tracked by Morningstar. Photo: AP Photo

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ESG investing: what you need to know and how smaller ETFs outgun BlackRock, Vanguard with sustainable screening and benchmarking

  • ESG-themed funds more than doubled to US$51.1 billion in the US last year, nearly tripled to US$36.7 billion in Asia ex-Japan in the year to March 2021
  • Some ETFs managed by smaller funds have outperformed S&P 500 and ETFs managed by titans like BlackRock and Vanguard

More funds are pushing into thematic investing focused on environment, social and governance criteria, according to data tracked by Morningstar. Photo: AP Photo
More funds are pushing into thematic investing focused on environment, social and governance criteria, according to data tracked by Morningstar. Photo: AP Photo
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