Unconventional Wisdom: ESG Investing Grows Up

Unconventional Wisdom: ESG Investing Grows Up l Institutional Investor

by Afsaneh Beschloss, May 20, 2016

  • Investing in companies that have strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) records has expanded dramatically over the past two decades. In 1995, when I was at the World Bank, fewer than 60 funds engaged in this new form of investing, collectively managing only about $12 billion in assets. Now there are hundreds of high-quality ESG and impact funds, overseeing hundreds of billions of dollars in assets.