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Index-tracking ESG funds attract record inflows

Investors ploughed USD 97.4bn into ESG ETFs in the first seven months of 2021.

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Index-tracking funds that employ environmental, social and governance metrics are attracting record-breaking inflows, as rising numbers of investors adopt strategies that go beyond achieving the best financial return, writes FT.

Investors ploughed USD 97.4bn into ESG ETFs in the first seven months of 2021, as new business accelerated sharply from the record USD 89bn gathered over the whole of last year.

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