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.
The Bottom Line: Sustainable small cap value funds, dominated by an exclusionary approach to sustainable investing, rallied strongly in November with an average 17.7% gain.
The Bottom Line: Leading sustainable market indices turn in mixed results relative to their conventional counterparts in October but longer-term results continue to reflect outperformance.