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Is ESG's Popularity Hurting Returns?

ESG investments—or those focused on environmental, social, and governance causes—have been strong performers in recent years. For example, during the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainable funds outperformed their traditional peer funds and reduced investment risk, according to the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing.

Let’s examine whether the growing popularity of ESG investments will eventually depress returns—and whether that even matters to investors.

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Waning Performance

ESG performance

Does It Matter?

Choosing ESG Funds

The Bottom Line