Capital Flows

Explainer: what is behind ESG fund outflows?

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High inflation and rising interest rates have hampered ESG fund performance over the past year (Photo: Ben Stansall/Getty Images)

With money pouring out of sustainable funds, experts are citing poor ESG fund performance, a difficult economic backdrop and anti-ESG sentiment as primary factors.

Net flows into global sustainable funds sat at $18bn at the end of the second quarter 2023, representing a significant drop

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