The Bottom Line: Markets rose in April as economic activity and corporate earnings rebounded; ESG securities market indices diverged while sustainable mutual fund indices outperformed.
The Bottom Line: S&P 500 was up 4.38% in March while three of four sustainable securities-oriented indices posted excess returns and two fund indices outperformed.
The Bottom Line: WisdomTree Investments strives to become a leader in the ESG space, having rebranded a total of six existing ETFs since March 2020.
The Bottom Line: The S&P 500 Index, which gained 18.4% in 2020, added 3.84% in December while sustainable fund managers prevailed in equities and bonds.
The Bottom Line: The announced closing of the $7.9 Sage ESG Intermediate Credit ETF in December illustrates challenges faced by ESG funds to gain traction.
The Bottom Line: Tesla, already a member of some leading US equity ESG indices, is now eligible for addition to the S&P 500 ESG Index.
The Bottom Line: The soon to close fourth quarter 2020 will set new records for sustainable ETF launches with at least 18 new sustainable ETFs.
The Bottom Line: Markets rallied in November across the board; actively managed sustainable mutual funds outperformed their conventional benchmarks while ESG securities market indices lagged.