"A study released Monday by Cerulli Associates found that while more than 50% of advisors have either used an ESG product in the past 12 months or will use an ESG product in the next 12 months, 35% of those who don’t use ESG investments cite concerns about lowering client performance. The Cerulli survey also affirms InvestmentNews research showing that just 19% of advisers who use ESG cite performance as a reason for doing so."
[COMMENTARY]Clearly with over 50% advisors using or planning to use ESG investment products, ESG is now mainstream! However, it’s also clear that many advisors aren’t familiar with the research literature that they can use to inform their clients that suggests ESG based investing can frequently offer better returns.
Advisers still think ESG strategies underperform, by John Waggoner, June 25, 2018, InvestmentNews, USA.