Sustainable strategies proved resilient in market downturn

Portfolio Manager Jens Peers discusses Mirova’s sustainable investing strategies in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and market volatility.

Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Fund Portfolio Manager Jens Peers discusses Mirova’s sustainable investing strategies in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and market volatility.

  • On average, funds labeled ESG by Morningstar outperformed their non-ESG peers in February and March 2020.
  • Many sustainably managed funds benefited from the lack of exposure to the fossil fuel and aviation sectors.
  • Mirova believes that many of the trends that drive its thematic investment strategy may intensify as a result of the pandemic, including improvements to healthcare and growing digitalization.
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