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ESG Funds and ETFs See Net Outflows in 1H 2023

  • Our recently published FUSE Data Snapshot ESG Products shows the continued trend of increasing outflows among environment, social, and governance (ESG) products.
  • Through the first half of 2023, net outflows from U.S. ESG/Sustainable open-end funds and ETFs totaled more than $5.5 billion, marking the first time over the prior five-year period that overall net flows fell into negative territory.
  • ESG flows have slowed, but the business world’s pivot towards ESG has not. According to Deloitte’s 2022 Sustainability action report, 99% of corporations are actively or willing to “invest in new technologies and tools in order” to be aligned with new ESG expectations and rules.
  • We believe more promising growth will come from a more personalized basis at the individual investor level with products such as separately managed accounts, direct indexing, unified managed accounts, and select actively managed funds.

U.S. ESG/Sustainable Long-Term Open-End Funds and ETF Net Flows ($M)

8.1.23 Blog

Note: Excludes money market funds and fund-of-funds
Source: Morningstar, FUSE Research Network