"During a year when a number of high profile environmental, social and governance (ESG) related events unfolded, sustainable fund assets under management in the US, including mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) achieved limited gains. Estimated net inflows, including new 2017 fund launches, were $2.9 billion or 1.5%."
[COMMENTARY] It’s an old story. Despite retail investors saying they’re making ESG investments, the numbers continue to show only modest growth in these assets. According to many surveys, there seems to be much better ESG take-up in pension, endowment, and other institutional funds.
Sustainable Fund Assets Under Management Achieved Limited Gains in 2017 But Poised to Increase Traction, press release, January 22, 2018, Sustainable Research and Analysis, USA.