Sustainable funds power ahead and attract billions in inflow

Sustainable mutual funds might see even more inflow in 2021. Green investments, in particular, have become a global megatrend.

"So far, the movement towards sustainable investing has primarily been driven by European institutional investors. With Joe Biden as the US president we expect that the authorities will promote this investment theme, so the US investors will come along to a higher extent. At the same time, we're seeing that more and more private investors are interested in sustainable funds," says Morningstar's Director of Sustainability Research Hortense Bioy. | Photo: PR / MORNINGSTAR

Even though the final investment outcomes for 2020 have yet to be analyzed, 2020 clearly constituted a new record year for money placed in sustainable funds. Already after the third quarter, 25 percent more money had been placed in this area globally than in the course of 2019.

According to Morningstar, this investment speed will only increase in the coming year.

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