As coronavirus infects markets, sustainable funds prove their mettle



Clean energy-based investments, known as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) funds, are performing better than fossil fuel backed investments during the current financial decline.

  • ESG funds were not considered safe investments by naysayers, but the hits taken throughout the year are not nearly as bad as their fossil fuel counterparts 
  • $30 trillion of the world’s assets are now in ESG funds and climate-conscious, wealthy millennials play a huge part in these investments
  • ESG funds are now being incorporated into 401(k)’s and retirement plans
  • Volatile oil prices are a major reason why ESG funds are more stable since these funds stay away from major fossil fuel investments 

The Climate Center’s Business for Clean Energy network supports businesses committed to a climate-safe California.

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The biggest sustainability funds are beating the market

by Mathieu Benhamou, Emily Chasan and Saijel Kishan, Bloomberg


Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Funds are gaining popularity as sustainability-focused investing becomes the new trend.

  • Big funders are focused on investing in companies that tackle energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact
  • Tech, healthcare, and financial services companies are some of the top ESG funds, as their emissions have been historically low
  • Bloomberg’s ranking scale focuses on funds with at least $100 million in assets that use ESG in their investment process.
  • Morgan Stanley Institutional Fund tops the Bloomberg list with 98.1 points

The Climate Center supports divestment campaigns that help speed up and scale up greenhouse gas reductions globally and nationally.

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