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.
- 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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