The ESG debate: How to count what counts?

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The ESG debate: How to count what counts?

Investors are putting big money behind ESG ratings. But what even counts as "ESG?" If money talks, then today’s climate finance investment dollars are screaming for attention. Those dollars are big and growing exponentially. Morningstar reports that sustainable funds in the U.S. have attracted a record $30.7 billion in net flows so far in 2020. Last year’s $21.4 billion total net flow was four times higher than in any previous year. The firm’s ESG expert Jon Hale has also reported that total assets held in “sustainable funds” hit a “record…

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