Latest stats and figures

The continual rise of Ethical Investing

From increased public interest in sustainable themes, demographic shifts and regulatory changes, there many reasons why the interest in Ethical Investing is on the rise. 


Flows into sustainable strategies as percentage of total inflows to region continues to grow

Data: Morningstar, JPM, data as at June 2021

Number of TCFD supporters grows rapidly

Data: FSB Taskforce on Climate Disclosures, data as at October 2021   

ESG companies seemingly have better outcomes

When assessing whether to invest sustainably or not, it is always worth taking a lot at the outcomes. Below are two charts from JPM's chart pack exploring the benefits of investing in ESG companies.

Higher scoring ESG companies have greater profitability
Higher scoring ESG companies have lower 12m volatility 
Data: JPM, data as at June 2021

Sustainable fund flows

Morningstar's latest Global Sustainable Fund Flows for the third quarter of 2021 shows global sustainable funds attracted $134bn in net inflows for the three-month period. Sustainable funds are in favour vs. non-sustainable funds.

Data: Climate Bonds Initiative, data as at October 2021

Social, Green and Sustainable Bonds

The proliferation of bonds in the ESG space is incredible and there appears to be more to come. NN Investment Partners are forecasting a 25% rise in green bond issuance in 2022.

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