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“Assets benchmarked to J.P. Morgan’s ESG Index Suite, JESG, increased by %25 in 1Q21 alone, and are now at $35 billion and should surpass $45 billion by year-end.” Gloria Kim, Global Head of Index Research
Inflows into ESG have accelerated with new fund launches raising over $10 billion since the start of the year.
ESG adoption is occurring at the company level across all sectors, not just the macro level, as COVID-19 has brought increased focus on the ‘S’ and the ‘G’ and increased shareholder activism.
Integration of sustainability issues into disclosures could transform business models. We see increasing investor interest in this space, as areas such as cybersecurity become more visible ESG topics.