Global assets under management aligned with environmental, social and governance considerations have nearly doubled every four years. In 2020, this figure hit US$40.5 trillion and it's safe to say that sustainable investing is here to stay.
At the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, many feared momentum in responsible investing would stall but reality couldn't be further from the truth and a lot of it comes down to performance.
The AXA IM Sustainable Equity has recorded 12.92% net of fees since inception, having provided drawdown protection when markets fell and participation when they rose.
Still, as chief investment officer Gideon Smith explains, there's more to selecting a strategy than performance and financial advisers must take great care in navigating the greenwash to ensure their clients' values truly align with their investments.
Learn more in the article.