Americans Tuning in to Sustainability During Crises, Expecting “More” from Government and Corporate Sector
According to responses to a June on-line survey of 2,000 adults in the U.S.A. for “clean manufacturing” leader Genomatica, sustainability is now a top-of-mind issue, with an overwhelming majority (85% of respondents) of Americans indicating they’ve been thinking about sustainability the same amount or more…and 56% want brands and government to prioritize sustainability even in the midst of the crises (Coronavirus, economic downturn – plus civil unrest).
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Part of the “sustainability thinking” is about personal investments…and how to do well financially while doing good with one’s financial activities.
A new report published by the foundation of The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) explores the growth of passive ESG investing and the outpace of investor flows into passive vs. active ESG funds. The report shows that "net flows into passively-managed ESG funds have in recent years outpaced net flows into their actively managed counterparts" -- despite the fact that "the vast majority of sustainably-invested assets are in actively-managed ESG funds."
Meg Voorhes, Director of Research at the US SIF Foundation explains: "The advent of passive ESG funds provides more options to investors seeking sustainable impact, and we encourage these fund managers to make commitments to comprehensive ESG approaches."
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Here are interesting perspectives from the Aspen Institute think tank about the sustainability profession:
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