Global Esg Industry Statistics

The global ESG industry continues to grow rapidly, with increasing investment and focus on environmental, social, and governance factors among businesses and investors worldwide.

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"As of 2020, Global sustainable investment reached $35.3 trillion."

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"Europe accounted for the largest global ESG investment in 2020, with the total amount exceeding $14 trillion."

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"Morningstar reported a 96% increase in global ESG fund assets under management in 2020."

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"In 2020, 81% of global investors applied ESG principles to at least a quarter of their portfolios."

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"The number of ESG funds available globally surpasses 500 in 2020."

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"Global ESG assets are set to exceed $53 trillion by 2025, equivalent to more than a third of $140.5 trillion in total projected assets under management."

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"Fixed-income ESG primarily scored environmental data made up the largest portion of this category, 42.0%, in 2020."

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"As of 2018, there are over 1,380 signatories to the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) from over 50 countries."

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"The creation of global ESG funds grew by 168% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous year."

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"Climate-focused ETFs grew 151% from December of 2019 to 2020."

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"As of 2020, 77% of institutional investors plan to stop purchasing investments that are not ESG friendly."

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"ESG-related regulation has nearly doubled over the last six years."

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"More than 90% of companies in the S&P 500 Index now publish sustainability reports, up from just 20% in 2011."

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"The S&P 500 ESG Index outscored the traditional S&P 500 by 1.9% in 2020."

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"More than 570 ESG exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products were listed in 35 countries, gathering net inflows of $38.8 billion in 2019."

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