The newspaper Cinco Días published an article on the returns obtained by funds adhering to the ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) focused investment trend.
Reporter Miguel Mendieta begins by noting the good results obtained by these products, which have proven to be particularly resilient to the sharp drops caused by Covid-19: «Sustainability is not incompatible with profitability. The latest studies have shown that taking environmental, social and good governance criteria into consideration not only does not reduce return, but actually increases it. Returns offered by funds that invest according to environmental criteria can be above 10% per year».
From among the funds applying sustainable investment criteria, the Erste WWF Stock Environment fund has been leading the profitability ranking in the last 3 years, according to the table prepared by the newspaper, with an average annual return of 13.76%:
Source: Cinco Días.
The article ends by stating that «the surge in sustainable investment appears to be unstoppable and, in addition to promoting best business practices, it is bringing significant returns to investors».
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