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Investment Solutions Forum 2019 HK - Exclusive Insights - Andrew Daniels

Andrew Daniels of Morningstar

Sep 23, 2019

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1. Has there been a significant growth in ESG funds?

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1. Has there been a significant growth in ESG funds?

Yes, there's been substantial growth in ESG assets. So, as of 2006, there were approximately USD3.8 trillion in total sustainability assets, but as of the end of 2018 that grew to almost USD31 trillion. So that's about 700% growth over that time frame, which is pretty remarkable in itself, but underlying that, retail investing is also becoming a growing percentage of that overall number. So, as of the end of 2012 that number was 11%, but that has grown to 25% at the end of 2018.