Coronavirus is shifting the focus towards ESG

Pedro Gonçalves
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ESG funds are performing better under the current coronavirus-fueled financial crisis than the traditional funds that might previously have been considered safer bets for investors.  According to a Bloomberg analysis, the average ESG fund fell by about 12%, half the decrease recorded by the S&P 500 Index over the same period. Proponents of sustainable funds have long made the argument that, because they screen for environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and good governance, ESG funds are more stable and can make more money for investors in the long run.  A group of 300...

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