ESG Investment Strategies On the Rise

There’s new evidence that interest in environmental, social, governance/socially responsible investing strategies continues to grow. “The {ESG/SRI] industry began to see more mainstream acceptance,” according to Benefits Pro, evaluating a report by research firm Cerulli Associates, “U.S. Products and Strategies 2016: Identifying Opportunities for Active Management.” The same report notes that the market share for actively managed mutual funds and exchange-traded funds had a subpar year in 2015, and that the outlook going forward appears bleak for this basic investment practice; active managers “may need to reinvent themselves.” Looks like innovation in the form of “creative destruction” is poised to overturn this traditional investment model—today.

John Howell, Editorial Director 

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