Home “Sustainvestment”? Fund Managers Must Query Sustainability of Investments
Investing money and doing good at the same time isn’t so easy. Terms such as “green,” “sustainable” or “climate friendly” are not protected. Since August 2, new European Union guidelines are intended to provide more clarity, compelling fund managers to look at the sustainability of their investments.
Green investments are booming in Europe, and Germany in particular. Europe accounts for 80% of inflows into the sector, according to analysts at Morningstar. From Germany alone, that’s a total of more than €130 billion. In the past year, private investors in Europe’s largest economy have tripled their investments that are considered sustainable.
The deputy managing director of the German Protection Association for Securities Ownership, Jella Benner-Heinacher, notes the growing interest in green investments, but she advises caution.
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